Income withholding of support payments
Most new or modified child support orders require employers and payors-of-funds to automatically withhold basic support, medical support and child care support obligations from a parent's paycheck or other sources of income. Here's how it works:
- On full-service cases, the county child support office will direct the employer or payor-of-funds to withhold funds from a parent's income. (Parents who have income withholding-only services must initiate withholding by sending a notice to any employers or other payors-of-funds.)
- The employer or other payor-of-funds sends withheld funds to the state Child Support Payment Center.
- The Child Support Payment Center uses the funds to pay the parent's child support obligations to the other parent.
Parents can view a record of all child support payments and how the payment has been distributed to their cases by checking their account on Minnesota Child Support Online.