Employer Information
Child Support Services - What does this mean to Employers?

The San Joaquin County Department of Child Support Services is utilizing a statewide computer system, Child Support Enforcement (CSE). As of October 2008, all 48 local and regional child support agencies are utilizing CSE, making the system truly statewide.

What does the new computer system mean to employers, our partners in collecting 65% of all child support payments in California? Essentially, the legal forms such as the Income Withholding Order (IWO) and National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) will not change as these forms are used across the country. However, the cover letter which gives directions for implementing the withholding of child support payments and /or health insurance coverage will appear somewhat different but only in format. As an employer, the actions you take are still the same - give a copy of the IWO or NMSN to your employee within 10 days and start the withholding process.

All payments will still be sent to:

State Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 989067
West Sacramento, CA 95798-9067

If you have further questions, call the San Joaquin County Department of Child Support Services at 1 (866) 901-3212.