NEW! Debt Reduction Program

California Child Support Services announces the new Debt Reduction Program. Formerly known as Compromise of Arrears Program (COAP), the new Debt Reduction Program provides eligible parents with past-due child support payments the opportunity to reduce the amount they owe to the government. The process is simple: • Contact your local child support agency for an … More detail

Update to the Child Support Court Process

For everyone’s safety, pursuant to an Order from the Court during the COVID-19 pandemic, all Child Support Services Court matters will be held by telephone instead of in person. Do not report in person to your Court Hearing. To conduct your hearing by phone you will need to email your contact information and submit your … More detail

Stimulus Payment FAQs

On April 16, 2020, Governor Newsome signed Executive Order N-52-20, which affects the interception of federal stimulus checks. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Support (CARES) Act requires states to intercept federal stimulus payments to apply to overdue child support, but the Governor’s action provides that stimulus intercepts must apply to families first, and government … More detail

COVID-19 Service Updates

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, California Child Support Services realizes the impact this is likely to have on case participants. We know that for some of you, the need for financial support for your children will continue or increase. Paying parents may be experiencing the financial hardship of lost wages and worrying about … More detail

IMPORTANT: If you Receive your Support by Paper Check

COVID-19 safety precautions may impact the State Disbursement Unit mailroom and the Post Office. If you receive child support payments by paper check, please consider signing up for Direct Deposit or an Electronic Payment Card (EPC) to avoid delays. You can enroll in Direct Deposit or request an Electronic Pay Card (EPC) at California Child … More detail

Make payments with cash at PayNearMe

Use PayNearMe at 7-Eleven and Family Dollar stores. Users will need to get a personal PayNearMe barcode on PayNearMe’s California child support page at or by contacting your local child support office at 866-901-3212. Present the barcode – either on a smart phone or on paper – to a cashier to be scanned at the counter. Reuse the barcode … More detail

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