How are payments applied to my case?
Federal and state regulations govern how payments are applied. The child support agency applies payments according to these rules. Most payments collected pay current support first.

If an obligor owes support to more than one family, the child support agency divides payments among the families. After current support is paid for the month it is due, other payments received that month pay past-due support.

Funds collected from federal tax refunds pay past-due support or debts. These funds may be applied to past due amounts or debts owed to the state. If the state keeps any funds, the child support agency will send you a Notice of Collection of Child Support.

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1. When is it necessary to establish parentage?
2. Why establish parentage?
3. Your child’s legal parentage must be established before the court will issue an order for support. How is parentage established?
4. When is it necessary to establish child support orders?
5. How is a support order established?
6. How can I change my support order?
7. How can I go about locating the other parent?
8. What is income withholding?
9. What happens to support collected on my case if I receive public assistance?
10. How do I receive the support collected?
11. What are my direct deposit choices?
12. How are payments applied to my case?
13. How do I receive child support?
14. How does the child support agency collect arrears?
15. What is the attorney / applicant relationship?