Every child needs financial and emotional support and every child has the right to support from both parents. Minnesota’s child support program benefits children by enforcing parental responsibility for their support.
About the Program:
The Minnesota Department of Human Services, Child Support Division supervises the child support program. County child support offices administer it by working with the parents to establish and enforce child support orders. The child support program offers the following financial support:
Basic support is for expenses relating to the child's care, housing, food, clothing, and transportation. The amount is determined by applying the parent's combined parental income for determining child support (PICS) and the number of joint children to the basic support guidelines table. The basic support obligation does not include payment toward arrears.
Medical support is the providing of health care coverage for a joint child by carrying health care coverage for the joint child or by contributing to the cost of health care coverage, public coverage, unreimbursed medical expenses, and uninsured medical expenses of the joint child.
Child Care Support
Child care support is contributing to the cost of work or education related child care costs.
The child support program provides the following services:
The child support program does not provide the following services:
• Parenting Time and Custody
• Legal advice or counsel
• Spousal Maintenance (alimony) establishment
Child Support Supervisor
Lead Child Support Worker
124 1st St SE
Wadena, MN 56482
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Holidays and Weekends