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Federal and State Resources

Child Support Standards Chart
Shows revised Child Support Standards Chart and revised combined parental income amount, self-support reserve, and poverty income guidelines amount for the current year. At the end of the chart is a “Basic Child Support Guidelines Worksheet.”

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Division of Child Support Enforcement
This is the home website of the single State agency responsible for supervising the administration of New York’s child support enforcement program pursuant to Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act.

Brochure about Child Support Services (Pub. #1950)
This helpful brochure by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance describes the child support services available and who is eligible for services, tells you how to contact the Child Support Customer Service Helpline, and describes what information you will need to have ready when you call.

Information About and Application for Child Support Services (LDSS-4882)
This is the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s application form for child support services. Please note: you may also apply for child support services by reciting your request for such services in a pleading or other document that you sign and and submit to the court, such as the UD-6 or UD-7 Uncontested Divorce Affidavits or Family Court petitions for child support containing such applications for services.

Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement
This is the home website of the Office of Child Support Enforcement within the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Parents, child support professionals, employers, courts and others can find information about the federal child support enforcement program (commonly referred to as the “IV-D Program” since it is authorized by Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act).


Income Withholding Order (IWO): Information, Forms
and Instructions

 

When Must the Court Issue an Income Withholding Order ?
When the Court issues an order of support, the Court must in every case issue an immediate income withholding order unless:
a) child support services are being applied for, or provided, through the child support enforcement program  (often referred to as the “IV-D” program)  by a  local district Support Collection Unit; or
b) the Court finds and sets forth in writing (1) the reasons why there is good cause not to require immediate income withholding, or (2) an agreement providing for an alternative arrangement has been reached between the parties.  See Domestic Relations Law § 240(2)(b)(2), Family Court Act § 440(1)(b)(2), and CPLR § 5242(c)(1).

Where an income withholding order is required, the Court shall direct that the support be paid by automatically deducting moneys from the obligor’s income through the use of an Income Withholding Order/Notice of Support. (See instructions below for completing this form).

What Form of Income Withholding Order Must Be Used?
Effective May 31, 2012, only an Income Withholding Order/Notice of Support may be used.  For Child Support and Combined Child and Spousal Support, you must use the IWO Form Non-IV-D (the same as Family Court Form 4-9).  For Spousal Support Only, IWO Form Non-IV-D a (the same as Family Court Form 4-9a) is not required but is recommended for use in New York State.

IWO Information: Federal Action Transmittal AT 11-05
This document, issued by the Federal Government, describes the new form approved by the Office of Management and Budget that must be in use by May 31, 2012. It also describes where the monies must be sent, and why compliance is necessary.

Additional Information on the IWO prepared by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (IWO FORM Non-IV-D d)

IWO Form Non-IV-D for Child Support and Combined Child and Spousal Support
This is the actual form that must be filled out, signed by the Court or counsel or a private entity as Issuer.  It is the same as the form approved by the Office of Management and Budget but has been designed for use in New York State by the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.  To make it easier to complete the form, some of the fields have been pre-filled. The IWO Form Non-IV-D order for Child Support and Combined Child and Spousal Support must be served on the employer, employee/obligor, the custodial party/obligee , and the New York State Child Support Processing Center, PO Box 15365, Albany, N.Y. 12212-5365

IWO Form Non-IV-D a for Spousal Support Only
This is the actual form to be filled out, signed by the Court or counsel or a private entity as Issuer. It is the same as the form approved by the Office of Management and Budget but has been designed for use in New York State by the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. To make it easier to complete the form, some of the fields have been pre-filled. While not required, this form is recommended for use in New York State for Spousal Support Only IWO’s. On IWO Form Non-IV-D a (for Spousal Support Only), areas not applicable to Spousal Support Only have been grayed out. In addition to graying out fields not applicable to the Spousal Support Only IWO, the other difference is that Spousal Support Only IWOs are payable to the obligee, not the New York State Child Support Processing Center (SDU). The Spousal Support Only IWO order (IWO Form Non-IV-D a) must be served on the employer, employee/obligor, and the obligee. Spousal Support Only IWO orders (IWO Form Non-IV-D a) should NOT be served on the New York State Child Support Processing Center.




Important Note:
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance advises that the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement has confirmed that if the IWO is issued by a Court, a copy of the underlying order need not be attached to the IWO even in instances where the IWO is served by a litigant or his/her representative acting on the Court’s instructions. See Field 1(f) on page 1 and Fields 26-29 on page 2 which identify the Issuer. If you have continuing questions about this instruction, you may contact the New York State Child Support Customer Service Helpline at 1-888-208-4485 (TTY: 1-866-875-9975) Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


IWO Numbered Reference Form (IWO form Non-IV-D b)
Do not complete this form. It is for reference only. This reference form is the same as the actual IWO Form above with one important difference: The blanks are numbered and keyed to the instructions below. This reference form should be used as a guide to filling out the actual IWO Form, and is for reference only.

IWO Generic Instructions (IWO FORM Non-IV-D c) (keyed to Numbered Reference Form IWO Non-IV-D b above)
These instructions are designed to assist in completing the actual IWO Forms and should be used in combination with IWO Numbered Reference Form above (IWO Non-IV-D b). These instructions also assist in making application for child support services and in determining whether the New York State Case Registry Filing Form must be filed for Non-IV-D orders. Instructions for completing the New York State Case Registry Filing Form for Use with Non-IV-D Orders

Instructions for completing the New York State Case Registry Filing Form for Use with Non-IV-D Orders




Important Note for Uncontested Divorce Litigants: There is a special set of simplified instructions in the Supplemental Appendix of Forms Instructions at the end of the Uncontested Divorce Packet Instructions.




Child Support Forms for Use in Divorce Cases

Affidavit of Plaintiff (UD-6)

Affidavit of Defendant (UD-7)

Child Support Worksheet for use in Supreme Court Divorces (Form UD-8)

Support Collection Unit Information Sheet (Form UD 8-a)

Qualified Medical Child Support Order (Form UD-8b)

NYS Case Registry Filing Form for use with Non-IV D Orders (except spousal only orders)

UCS-111 Child Support Summary Form

Income Withholding Order (IWO Non-IV-D) (For Child Support and Combined Child and Spousal Support)

Income Withholding Order (for Spousal Support Only Orders) (IWO Non-IV-D a)

Income Withholding Order (NY Numbered Reference Form) (IWO Non-IV-D b)