Benefits - Child maintenance
Child maintenance is financial support that helps towards a child’s everyday living costs. The parent who doesn’t have day-to-day care of the child pays child maintenance to the parent or person who does.
You can apply for child maintenance through the Child Maintenance Service. They can work out how much should be paid, and can also collect the payments for you.
Contact Child Maintenance Options on 0800 083 4375 to discuss your options and apply to the statutory Child Maintenance Service.
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm Saturdays, 9am to 4pm
If you have a query about an existing case, please contact your local Child Support Agency (CSA) or the CSA helpline.