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, visit our website at: https://childsupport.ia.gov

    • Click on the “Forms” tab on the home page

    • Print off the application form (Applying for Services)

    • Complete the application form

    • Send the application form with your $25 application fee to your local CSRU office

  • Live in other states but need services from us because the other parent lives or works in Iowa