Effective May 31, 2012, sections 466(a)(1), (a)(8) and 466(b)(6) of the Social Security Act require the use of the Income Withholding for Support (IWO) form in all cases in which a court has ordered a parent to pay child support by income withholding.
An Income Withholding Order is an order that a Child Support Enforcement office or a private individual sends to the non-custodial parent's employer instructing the employer to withhold support payments from the non-custodial parent's paycheck.
If you have a private attorney, you may need to bring the IWO to his/her attention.
If you handled your case pro se, meaning without a private attorney or Child Support Enforcement, there are a few things you will need to know about the form:
- The correct version of the IWO form MUST be used. If this form is not used, the employer can refuse the withholding order and not withhold the income.
Income Withholding Form
- You will need to include a copy of your court order. If you do not have a copy of your most recent order, you can obtain one from the Clerk of the District Court in the county where your court order was established.
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