Parents who have a court order for child support can get help processing payments and keeping track of past due support, called arrears. These limited services are called income withholding-only services and can also be used for spousal maintenance.
If you need help locating a parent, getting a court order for support, identifying employers or taking collection actions if support payments are not being made, you should apply for the full child support services option.
Sending income withholding notices to the other parent’s employer. It is the responsibility of the private parties to start, modify, and voluntarily terminate income withholding on their income withholding-only case.
There is no application fee to apply for income withholding-only services.
You do not need to apply if both of the following are true:
The child’s other parent lives away from your home.
You participate in any of these programs: Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), Medical Assistance (MA), Diversionary Work Program (DWP), Tribal TANF, foster care or child care assistance.
If you meet these criteria, your county worker will automatically refer your case for full child support services. In most cases, income withholding-only services are not available to you if you receive public assistance. If you have questions about whether this applies to you, contact your county child support office.