Our Mission

Our mission is to provide fair and equitable customer service to everyone with the goal of improving the lives of children.

Community Outreach

 We have staff available to make presentations at schools and community groups on topics related to child support issues. Participation in local events, fairs, and exhibitions gives us the opportunity to expand awareness of our services.

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Mobile AppThe CAChildSup mobile app provides easy and secure access to your child support account on the go.


Check My Account provides the latest account information via Customer Connect. View upcoming appointments, amounts owed and payments made.

Make a Payment connects you to the State Disbursement Unit where you can make an electronic payment, establish direct deposit or sign up to receive an Electronic Payment Card.

Search Local Child Support Agency provides you with a phone number, address, website and directions to your local county child support agency.

Resources and FAQs provide more information about the services available at the California Department of Child Support Services.

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$25 Annual Service Fee

In the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Public Law 109-171, all states were instructed to impose a $25 Annual Service Fee to non-welfare families (never-assisted cases) who are disbursed $500 or more during the federal fiscal year. The mandate went into effect January 1, 2008. As of October 1, 2010, the State will no longer pay the fee on behalf of families.

Beginning October 1, 2011, and every October 1 thereafter, DCSS will assess the $25 Annual Service Fee to all never-assisted cases that meet the criteria for assessment. The service fee will be withheld from the never-assisted custodial party’s next child support payment(s) until the $25 is fully recovered. Although the first disbursement(s) paid to the custodial party on or after October 1 will be reduced by $25, the NCP will get full credit for the amount of the collection received. For more information about the $25 annual fee, click here

You can also view the $25 Annual Service Fee Frequently Asked Questions.


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