If you are receiving public assistance (Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), Medical Assistance (MA), and/or Child Care Assistance), and the other parent does not live in your home, your case will be automatically referred to the Child Support Department.
Either parent and/or guardian can apply for non-public assistance child support services. Minnesota law requires the parent who applied for full child support services to pay a fee to recover costs, called the cost recovery fee. This fee is two percent (2%) of the amount of the support, collected monthly until the yearly maximum is reached.
Where to Apply
A person wanting child support services may apply:
By mail - Call (507) 304-4335 to request an application be mailed to you. Mail the completed application back to: