Want child support services? Read
Applying for Services. Then, if you never received public assistance (for
example, W-2, AFDC, Medicaid), print, fill out, and turn in an application to
your local child support agency. The applications
are available in the Applying for Services section on this
page, or on Applications. If you are receiving
W-2 or other public aid, you should already be receiving child support services
from your local child support agency.
Publications are generally available in two formats: for reading online, and
for printing. Inside each document listed on this page is a link to the print
format of that document. (Print formats
– PDF files
– require the free Adobe Reader;
click the Adobe Reader icon to download Reader.) For help navigating PDF files,
read Using Adobe Reader. To order bulk quantities
of free child support materials, go to the Ordering
Child Support Booklets, Brochures, and Forms page.
Child support services for moms and dads, including how payments are
processed. Parents' and child support agencies' rights and responsibilities.
Fees for certain services. Getting support, paying support, repaying birth
costs. Find your local agency here.
Applying for Services
Print an application for child support services. If you are the parent, use
the Parent's application. If you are the guardian, use the Guardian's
Child Support, Medicaid & W-2
Wisconsin's laws about W-2, including cooperation and good cause. Laws
requiring repayment of birth costs, and getting health insurance for your
dependents. See also Health Insurance & Birth Costs and
Your rights to receive information in a different language, appeal a cooperation decision, and the forms for filing an
administrative complaint or a good cause claim.
Confidentiality & Privacy Protection
Child support agencies must protect your confidentiality and privacy. Print
forms authorizing release of confidential information, or requesting privacy
Enforcing Support Orders
Tools child support agencies and/or courts may use to collect child support,
including putting a lien on real and/or personal property, suspending licenses,
intercepting pension payments, seizing financial accounts. How to set up a
payment plan with the child support agency.
The benefits of establishing legal fatherhood, either through court action or
through voluntary paternity acknowledgment.
Health Insurance & Birth Costs
Information about repaying birth costs, and getting and/or providing health
insurance for your dependents.
Income Withholding-Employer Information
Employer's guide to Wisconsin's income withholding (IW) law; calculating IW payments; using employer
withholding lists and coupons; IW checklist; National Medical Support Notice; New-Hire Reporting.
Paying Child Support
Information for payers about income withholding, alternative payment plans,
paying by phone or paying online. What to do if your income changed (for
example, you lost your job, were
laid-off, or changed jobs).
Receiving Child Support
Your child support rights and responsibilities as a parent, including parents
receiving public assistance.
Get your child support payments directly deposited to your bank account, or on a
debit card. Information about stale-dated checks and unclaimed funds. Request
for financial payment history for housing authorities.
Revising (Changing) Support Orders
The rules and steps for changing the terms of a support order. What to do if
you lost your job or were laid-off.
Setting Support Orders
How support orders are set for children who are living with the other
parent, or who are in foster care.