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Employers and Child Support

Employers play a vital role in the financial and medical security of children by working with the Department of Child Support Services. Annually, our department collects millions of dollars on behalf of children and families in Yolo County. The majority of these funds come from employers who help us enforce an Income Withholding Order, or garnishment. You and your company contribute to our community in several ways, like helping kids and families, helping reduce fraud, and contributing to a stable workforce.

Four Principle Responsibilities

  • Reporting newly hired employees to the state Directory of New Hires.
  • Following the terms of an Income Withholding Order by deducting the specified amount from your employee's earnings.
  • Compliance with National Medical Support Notices (NMSN) and signing your employee's children up for health insurance (if available).
  • Providing employee information to your local child support agency; like earnings, healthcare coverage, or if your employee separates from your company.
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Proposition 64 Employers and Child Support Services

We understand that being the pioneers of your field comes with obstacles. We're ready to help your business, not stand in the way. Why? Because the easier it is for you, the better support kids in our community receive.

If you'd like to read more about Proposition 64 and Child Support, take a look at our brochure.

Need a Quarterly Employer Report? You can download here.

Want to complete and submit the form online? It's quick and easy, just click here.

I need to...

Update my contact information

Report a New Hire and update the EDD

Report a terminated employee

Set up e-IWO

Send a payment

Download employer forms

Download the Employer Handbook

Go to the CA State Employer Resource Center

Income Withholding Orders

The Family Support Act of 1988 requires that child support payments be withheld from an obligor-parent's paycheck from the time that child support is ordered. The Income Withholding Order (IWO) is an order served on employers that requires them to withhold a specified amount of an employee's wages for the payment of child and medical support. The IWO may also be referred to as a wage assignment, garnishment order, or an income withholding for support order. Employers may be served with an IWO by a Local Child Support Agency, by private party, or by another state's child support agency.
The IWO becomes effective as soon as possible, but no later than 10 days from the date received. Once a wage assignment is served, the employer must honor it as long as the parent remains employed with the employer; it must also be honored if an employee returns to work after having previously left employment. Earnings and income must be withheld and funds remitted within 7 days.

Payment Address
PO BOX 989067

Do you need help with an Income Withholding Order (IWO) you've received? We're happy to help out. You can call our office at 530-661-2864 and speak directly with the case manager that prepared the IWO. If you would prefer, you can also contact our call center at 888-901-3212. Just have the case or participant number of your employee ready, these are located on the IWO and will help our staff identify the case and assist you as quickly as possible.

Yolo County Child Support Services
100 West Court Street
Woodland, CA 95695

Office 530-661-2864
Fax 530-661-2820

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