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How to Complete an Income Withholding for Support Order

A Guide to the IWO and Instructions
January 19, 2021

Training presentation provides directions on how to complete the Income Withholding for Support Order (IWO)

Used for income withholding in tribal, intrastate, and interstate cases

Notifies states of new bench cards related to UIFSA and Hague Child Support Convention cases

Guidance on what can and cannot be changed on the standard OMB-approved IWO form

Provides guidance on federal funding for making arrests to enforce support obligations

Announces publication of the Hague Child Support Convention Judicial Guide

Instructs employers and federal agencies on how to process income withholding orders including examples of calculations

Notification of a National Center for State Courts report focused on strategies to streamline judicial processes

Provides guidance regarding allowable withholding when the noncustodial parent is paid weekly or biweekly

DOJ resources to reform practices for assessing ability to pay as part of enforcement efforts to collect fees and fines