Frequently Asked Questions
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When will my child support obligation to OYA end? (Updated 1-10-22)
- As of January 1, 2022, child support is no longer owed or assigned to OYA. You may have ongoing and past-due child support still owed to another party. Contact the Oregon Child Support Program to determine if you need to do anything else on your case.
Does the child support change apply if my child was convicted as an adult?
How does the new law affect the child support order I had before OYA was involved?
- You still owe the same amount until that order is modified, but the money will no longer go to OYA. Contact the Oregon Child Support Program to determine whether any additional action is needed on your case. Your case manager can review your situation to help determine the appropriate next steps.
If my child is between age 18 and 21 and in OYA custody, will support continue for them if they are a child attending school? (Updated 1-10-22)
- Depending on the terms of your order, support may be due to your child between the ages of 18 and 21 if they are in school. You can find information about child attending school requirements here. Contact the Oregon Child Support Program’s Child Attending School team at 503-986-5137 or CAST@doj.state.or.us to determine the appropriate next steps for your case.
Will I be officially notified of the status of my child support order? (Updated 1-10-22)
- Yes. On October 29, 2021, the Oregon Child Support Program sent a letter to parents explaining how the new law affected your case. If you did not receive a letter, we may not have your current address or your case with OYA was already closed. Contact the program to discuss your case.
If child support is being taken from my paycheck, when will that stop? (Updated 1-10-22)
- If you owe child support only because of your child’s involvement with OYA: The Oregon Child Support Program sent a termination of the income withholding to your employer in December 2021. If support is still being withheld for OYA after January 2022, contact the Oregon Child Support Program to check on the status of your case.
If you have other child support orders not related to your child’s involvement with OYA: Income withholding may continue. This would apply if you already had a child support order before your child went to OYA, or you have orders related to other children. Contact the Oregon Child Support Program for specific details about your case.
What happens to my unpaid child support on January 1, 2022? (Updated 1-10-22)
- All past-due child support assigned to OYA is considered satisfied and no longer owed.
Will the Oregon Child Support Program reverse any compliance actions such as driver license suspension? If so, when? (Updated 1-10-22)
- Any compliance actions that are specific to your OYA case have been withdrawn. However, if you have more than one child support case, compliance actions for those cases may remain in place. Contact the Oregon Child Support Program to discuss your situation and to determine the appropriate next steps.
Will I get a refund of any child support money paid to OYA before January 1, 2022?