Child Support in Idaho

The Child Support Services in Idaho are run by the Department of Health and Welfare. The mission of the organization is to help both parents maintain their obligations and promote the togetherness and self-sufficiency of families. Both parents are encouraged, through various programs to provide their offspring with needed financial and medical support.

Idaho Child Support Services

Idaho Child Support Services can help you locate a missing parent, in this state or another, and also establish a legal relationship between and child and his or her father. The named father need not necessarily be the biological father. Each child support order is determined with the child’s best interest in mind.

Idaho Child support also helps establish what amount of child support a non-custodial parent should pay and also make sure that the child support is collected and paid. You can also get a child support order modified through this organization if the original court order was based on inaccurate information. The Department of Health and Welfare can also make sure that the family is supplied with medical insurance. If a parent receives medical insurance from an employer, child support payments can be made available.

The purpose of the child support order is to indicate how much a parent must pay for each child until the child turns nineteen or graduates from high school.

In Idaho all child support orders must be signed into process by a judge. Idaho Child Services can guide you through this process or you can hire a lawyer to help you. Parents can request a Child Support Review to request adjustments by explaining in writing why they believe the amount of child support need to be adjusted. For more information about this you can go to the Changing a Child Support Order part of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Services for Families at

How to Apply for Idaho Child Support

Your first step in applying for Idaho Child Support is to fill out an application. This can be mailed to you from the Boise head office or you may be able to pick one up from a regional form distribution center that is another type of governed office. You must also enclose a $25 check or money order made out to Child Support Services.

You can also choose how you would prefer to receive payments, if you are the custodial parent, by attaching a voided check or deposit slip. This sets up automatic deposits of child support into your checking or savings account. You can also use a debit card system known as the Idaho Support Card that comes with a Personal Identification Number (PIN0 and works like a debit card. If you use this card it costs you .85 each time you use it at an ATM. For more information about how the rules and regulations regarding the re-accept of child support payments go to