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Child Maintenance Service

The Child Maintenance Service is for when you and the other parent can’t agree to a family-based arrangement for Child Maintenance payments.

Please note - you must talk to Child Maintenance Options before you can apply to the Child Maintenance Service.

The Child Maintenance Service can:

  • try to find the other parent if you don’t know where they live, to sort out child maintenance
  • sort out disagreements about parentage
  • work out how much child maintenance should be paid
  • arrange for the ‘paying’ parent to pay child maintenance - the parent who doesn’t have main day-to-day care of the child
  • pass payments on to the ‘receiving’ parent - the parent who has main day-to-day care of the child
  • look at the payments again when changes in parents’ circumstances are reported
  • review the payment amount every year
  • take action if payments aren’t made

Please visit the Child Maintenance Service page on the website for further information.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Child Maintenance Service
Child Maintenance Service
Parent Organisation
Child Maintenance Options

Where to go

Child Support Agency 3
Mail Handling Site A
WV98 1SG

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 08:00 to 20:00 and Saturday 09:00 to 17:00

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