Child Support Professionals

OCSE partners with state, tribal and local child support agencies and others to encourage parental responsibility so that children receive financial, emotional, and medical support from both parents, even when they live in separate households.  We promote effective child support enforcement tools coupled with quality customer service.


COVID-19 FAQs for Child Support Programs

Responses to FAQs and other resources for child support programs

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Minnesota Tribes Win Jurisdiction of Child Support Cases

This article is featured in the August 2021 Child Support Report and highlights a new state law allowing tribal families in Minnesota to receive more responsive child support services and strengthens tribal sovereignty. 

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Resources for implementing or enhancing a child support-led employment service program

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Training

Intergovernmental Forms

International Case Processing

View international case processing training materials developed to help trainers, central registry staff and caseworkers process international child support cases under UIFSA 2008.

Interstate Case Processing

View interstate case processing training materials developed to help trainers, central registry staff and caseworkers understand interstate principles under UIFSA and federal rules.

Securing Child Support Data

View the video Visit disclaimer page developed for state child support agencies on how to protect Federal Parent Locator Service, federal tax, and state child support data from unauthorized access or disclosure.

Top Child Support Professionals Resources

Open Comment Period – Intergovernmental Reference Guide

August 9, 2021

Announces comment period open until Sept. 30, 2021

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Essentials for Attorneys in Child Support Enforcement, 4th edition released

August 9, 2021

Announces latest handbook that incorporates changes to the child support program

Read Essentials for Attorneys in Child Support Enforcement, 4th edition released

August 2021 Child Support Report

August 3, 2021

Celebrates Child Support Awareness Month and announces the 4th edition of Essentials for Attorneys in Child Support guide 

Read August 2021 Child Support Report

FY 2020 Preliminary Annual Report and Tables

June 17, 2021

Announces the release of the FY 2020 Preliminary Data Report along with the Excel data tables

Read FY 2020 Preliminary Annual Report and Tables

2020 Revisions to the IWO Form and Instructions

October 1, 2020

Announces the 2020 revisions to the IWO form and instructions which expires on 9/30/2023

Read 2020 Revisions to the IWO Form and Instructions

Section 1115 Waivers

April 2, 2020

Provides guidance on Section 1115 waivers to state and tribal child support agenicies

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