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What Employers Should Know When Working with Tribes

Child Support Outreach - Fact Sheet

Published: November 27, 2017

There are more than 560 federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes in the U.S.  According to the 2016 American Community Survey, nearly half (47%) of all Native American children under the age of 18 live with one parent.

Questions commonly arise when employers are working with tribes, such as:

  • Do tribes have their own child support programs?
  • Do tribes have their own laws?
  • Where should I send payments for an IWO that comes from a tribe?
  • Must I honor an IWO from a tribe if I am not a tribal employer or located on tribal land?

Find answers to these questions and more in this fact sheet.

Last Reviewed: December 1, 2018

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