The Wisconsin Child Support Program

Note: The guidelines for setting child support have been renamed to Child Support Standard from Percentage of Income Standard. Most orders for child support use the Shared Income calculation, so that is now the primary way to calculate support. If shared placement does not apply (paying parent has at least 92 overnight), then child support is calculated using the applicable percent of income and any special circumstances that may apply.

This change does not require any child support order to be reviewed.

We understand that families rely on child support payments being processed timely, and consider the Wisconsin Child support program to be an essential government service. The well-being of our customers and staff is our highest priority, and we are taking necessary precautions to ensure that we do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 while balancing the need to serve you.

You can get answers to most payment related questions 24/7/365 by calling the WI SCTF automated voice response system at 1-800-991-5530. If you receive payments on the Wisconsin Child Support debit card, you can get payment information at 1-877-253-3686 or online by creating a secure user ID and password at or through the Go Program app. See important information about your Child Support debit card. You may also contact your local child support agency during business hours Monday – Friday for other questions related to your case; click on the down arrow on the "Contacts"  button on the left side of this page, then the "Agency Contacts" button to find your local agency contact information. Please note that wait times may be longer than usual – we appreciate your patience and understanding.

The Child Support Online Services website and app provides information about your case 24/7/365; you can check your balances, view payments, select options to make on line payments, and much more. Login or register now by clicking on the down arrow on the "Account Access" button on the left hand side of the page, then the "CSOS Login" button. It’s fast, easy, and free!

A group of five kids wearing funny glasses.

The Wisconsin Child Support Program helps parents get court orders for financial and medical support for their children. It also enforces these support orders when needed, and makes sure that all money collected is paid out correctly. For more information on the Child Support Program choose from some of the topics below.