New York Child Support Online

Important Message

The New York Child Support Program is committed to delivering services to the greatest extent possible through this public health crisis. Many local offices have limited staff or staggered schedules. We strongly encourage you to limit person-to-person contact by using the options listed below:

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The Child Support Program provides custodial parents with assistance in obtaining financial support and medical insurance coverage for their children by locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing support orders, and collecting and distributing child support payments.

Access your account through ID

If you do not have a ID, you can create a ID now.

You can also use a ID from another State agency (e.g., MyBenefits, Tax and Finance, Motor Vehicles, etc.) to access your child support account information. Go to the ID Log in page, enter the ID you want to use, and follow the prompts.

Do you want to change the e-mail address or security questions and answers for your ID? Log in to Account Update with your ID username and password. Click Modify Account, make your changes, and click Confirm to save your changes.

For more information, visit the child support ID questions and answers page.

Apply for Child Support Services

Use this Application for Child Support Services (PDF) (13 pages). Adobe Reader is needed to view the form.


Note: Keep pages 1-4 for your reference. These pages contain important information you need to know about child support services. Complete and submit Parts A, B, and C to your local child support office.

More than two children with the Other Party?

If you are requesting support for more than two (2) children with the Other Party named in this application, complete and submit Additional Child Information (1 page) for each additional child:

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For more information, visit the How to Apply page.

New York State Noncustodial Earned Income Credit

Have you paid your full annual child support obligation? Does your annual income meet certain guidelines? You may qualify for the Noncustodial Earned Income Credit (EIC). You can even make extra payments to help you qualify for this credit. The maximum amount of the credit is approximately $1350.

Annual Service Fee

On October 1, 2019, the fee increased to $35 and will be applied after more than $550 of support is collected and paid to the family.

Custodial parents may be charged a service fee once a year. The fee applies only when all these conditions are met:

  1. The custodial parent has never received assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF).
  2. Child support is being paid to the family.
  3. More than $550 of support is collected and paid to the family during the federal fiscal year (October 1–September 30).

For more information, visit the service fee questions and answers page.

Child Support Videos

Our child support videos open automatically in Windows Media player; click the video title to start. If you need to install the Windows Media player, you can download it from the Microsoft Downloads site.

Income Levels and Child Support

The following income levels may affect the amount of a child support obligation.

For more information, see the Child Support Standards page.