Who Receives Services

The Child Support Recovery Unit serves people who:
  • Are receiving public assistance such as Family Investment Program (FIP) benefits, foster care services, and in some situations, Medicaid benefits

  • Received public assistance in the past.  Unless the payee notifies us not to, we continue to provide child support services when a family stops getting public assistance

  • Apply for child support services. To apply for services, complete and return the Application for Services form found online at, www.childsupport.ia.gov.  You may also request an application from your local office
  • Live in other states but need services from us because the other parent lives or works in Iowa