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Research shows that children who live in single parent households where child support is received on a regular basis do better in school, have higher self-esteem, and are less likely to become part of the criminal justice system. Employer collaboration with the Department of Child Support Services is critical in helping secure support for families with minor children. Through this collaboration, employers withhold a portion of an employee's income to pay court ordered child support and enroll children in health insurance plans to provide them with much needed medical care. In doing so, employers help create a stable environment for children. And because some child support collections are used to reimburse welfare monies paid out by the government, employers who cooperate with the Department of Child Support Services also save taxpayers' dollars.

California Child Support - A Guide For Business includes procedures on new hire reporting, remitting payments electronically, income withholding procedures and frequently asked questions in a user-friendly format that contains links to critical forms and websites. The guide can be found in the DCSS Employer Resource section on the Department's website at: www.childsup.ca.gov/Employers and is available to download in PDF.

Thank you in advance for your support! The following information will address frequently asked questions about income withholding and medical support. If you have further questions or receive documents that are confusing to you, please do not hesitate contact our Employer Liaison at 866-901-3212 for assistance

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