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Terminations FAQs

How do I notify the local child support agency that the non-custodial parent (NCP) is no longer employed or has not worked for us in years/ever?

When an active employee with a wage garnishment is terminated, complete the Notification of Termination of Employment form and return it to the local child support agency.

When you receive an IWO, even if the person named in it is no longer or has never been employed with your company, please complete the Notification of Termination of Employment. You may contact the local child support agency if you no longer have the Notification of Termination of Employment form on file, and the local child support agency will record the information.

When does withholding stop?
Withholding stops when the employer is noticed by the local child support agency. Current support typically stops when the child is 19 or is 18 and has graduated from high school, whichever occurs first. There may be more than one child and there is often an arrearage owed, as well.
Once the child turns 18, can I stop child support and health coverage or do I need something from you?
Employer should continue to honor the Income Withholding Order and NMSN until they receive notice from the local child support agency. Child support is payable until the child reaches 19 or is 18 and graduates from high school, whichever occurs first.
What if the employee becomes injured, quits work, is laid off or fired after I begin withholding child support?
Employers have a duty to report any of the above to the agency that sent you the Income Withholding Order. This is true whether the employee quits or is terminated. When the employee stops working for you, notify the child support office no later than the date of the next payment. You must also provide the employee’s last known address and, if known, the name and address of your former employee’s new employer.
Can I fire an employee for having a wage withholding?
Employer SHALL NOT use an Income Withholding Order as grounds for refusing to hire a person or for taking disciplinary action against an employee. Employers could face civil penalties if they do so.

Additional Questions

What do I do if I have additional questions?

Please consult additional employer-related FAQs available at DCSS Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Additional information can be found in the Employer Handbook or by calling 1-866-901-3212.