It can take about 3 months to start getting child support. If you have a court order that support can be taken from the other parent’s pay, and you apply for IV-D unit help to collect support, they have 20 days to open a file. Then they have 15 days to tell the other parent’s job to withhold the money.
The employer must take child support out of the paycheck within 14 days of receiving the child support order and send the money to the IV-D Unit within 7 days after that. Then the IV-D Unit has 2 days to send the child support to you.
If you get MFIP, you will get the child support money, but your MFIP cash grant will be reduced 2 months later.
You can collect child support of up to $100 per month for 1 child and up to $200 per month for 2 or more children and NOT have your MFIP reduced.
If you get MFIP, county childcare help, or Medical Assistance (MA), the IV-D unit will keep the part of your child support meant for childcare or medical care.
If you do not get MFIP, County child care help, or MA, the IV-D unit will keep 2% of the child support it collects for you as administrative fees and may collect a yearly service fee of $25.00.