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Questions and Answers on Working Child Support Cases with Canada

IM-20-01

Published: February 25, 2020

INFORMATION MEMORANDUM

IM-20-01

DATE: February 25, 2020

TO: State and Tribal IV-D Agencies

SUBJECT: Questions and Answers on Working Child Support Cases with Canada

ATTACHMENT: Canada Questions and Answers for NCSEA International Subcommittee

The attached questions and answers were presented by Canadian officials on an NCSEA international subcommittee call on Dec. 17, 2019. OCSE is sharing this information as a useful resource for case processing with Canadian provinces and territories.

Canada is a major U.S. partner in international child support. The U.S. currently has federal-level reciprocity with 12 of the 13 Canadian provinces and territories. Canada is not yet party to the Hague Child Support Convention, but is making progress toward joining.

For additional contact and other information about processing child support cases with Canada, see the Canada page on the OCSE website and OCSE’s Caseworkers Guide to Processing Cases with Canada.

INQUIRIES: Contact OCSE at ocseinternational@acf.hhs.gov

Scott M. Lekan
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

Last Reviewed: March 3, 2020

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