The manner in which you check child support status may depend on your jurisdiction. Many jurisdictions have online systems through which you can check on your support. In such a case, you may have to provide certain information to learn the status, such as your name, case number, and taxpayer ID number. If the online child support system requires pre-registration, you may need a password or pin number as well. If you cannot access child support status information online, you may be able to do so via an automated child support telephone line or by visiting the office that handles child support records in your area.
In jurisdictions in which there is a website for accessing child support statuses, you will likely need to gather some records before you can log on and obtain the information you need. For example, you may need a case or docket number as well as other identifying information. Tax identification numbers and birth dates may also be used to locate your particular case information. Some systems may require a pin number or password as well. Depending on the jurisdiction in which your child support case is held, you may need to preregister with the child support website in advance of your first use.
Some jurisdictions may have child support phone numbers you can call for automated information. You may need your case number and other identifying information to access your child support status this way as well. In fact, some automated child support telephone lines may also require the use of pin numbers.
When websites and child support status phone numbers are unavailable, you may need to make your request in person. In such a case, you may visit the agency responsible for child support cases in your jurisdiction. If a lawyer is actively involved in your case, you may also ask him for assistance in obtaining your child support status.
Contacting the office or agency that handles child support cases in your jurisdiction is typically the best way to find out how to check child support status. A representative may provide you with a website address you can visit to check on child support or an automated telephone line you can call for the information you need. In many cases, these routes of access are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If there is no automated telephone line or website you can visit to check on child support, the person on the phone may be able to assist you.