The law requires us to send this form once a year to customers who owe past-due child support (arrears). The notice explains the various actions we can take to enforce and collect past-due support and provides the customer with information about the cases on which he or she owes child support.
This form is used in two ways – use this form if you are a parent who wants to apply for DOR’s full child support enforcement services. You also use this same form if you do not want DOR’s full services, but you have a child support order. You have to complete the form to provide information to the Massachusetts case registry about the support order.
DOR will not release any information about parents or children to unauthorized third parties. If you want to allow a family member or other person to get information about your child support case, you must sign the Authorization for Release of Information form and return it to DOR
DOR issues a Notice of Levy to any bank or other financial institution reporting accounts belonging to a parent who owes past-due support (arrears). The notice instructs the financial institution to freeze the accounts and then send funds in the account to DOR. This notice is sent to financial institutions in Massachusetts.
If a bank or other financial institution that does not do business in Massachusetts reports accounts belonging to a parent who owes past-due support (arrears), DOR issues the Notice of Levy to Multi-State Financial Institutions, instructing the bank or other financial institution to freeze the account and then send funds in the account to DOR.
If DOR has levied your bank account and you dispute the levy, complete this form and return it to the address stated on the form within 15 days from the date of the levy notice.
Use the forms in this package if you are a DOR customer, your youngest child is under the age of 17 ½ and you would like DOR to assist you in going to court to ask for a modification of your child support order. The package includes a blank complaint for modification, a sample complaint, a statement of financial condition and instructions for completing the forms. Before completing the modification package, we recommend you use the online Child Support Calculation Worksheet to see if a modification might be appropriate.
Use this form to provide a complete list of your income, assets, liabilities and expenses if you are making an offer in settlement, requesting an equitable adjustment of arrears or any other time you are required to provide information on your assets and expenses.
DOR sends one of these letters when it begins to provide services on a case. The letter a customer receives depends upon whether the customer is in the role of custodial or noncustodial parent; whether or not a customer is a recipient of public assistance benefits; and what type of services DOR is providing. The letters provide information about how DOR will proceed on a case. To view the letter that applies to you, choose the number from the list below that matches the number in the lower left corner of the letter you received.
This letter is sent to custodial parents who are receiving MassHealth benefits.
This letter is sent to custodial parents who are receiving benefits from the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA).
This letter is sent to parents who pay (or will pay) child support.
This letter is sent to custodial parents who submitted an application for DOR services.
This letter is sent to parents who pay (or will pay) child support when the only service DOR is providing is to collect and distribute payments made by income withholding.
This letter is sent to custodial parents when the only service DOR is providing is to collect and distribute payments made by income withholding.