Find out what child maintenance is and who can receive it.
Child Maintenance Service
Child maintenance can make a significant difference to a child’s well-being and the quality of family relationships. A parent who does not live with their child still has a financial responsibility for the child. The Child Maintenance Service can provide separating and separated families with information and support to put a child maintenance arrangement in place that best suits the needs of them and their family.
You can arrange child maintenance yourself.
The Child Maintenance Service can set up a case for you, working out the amounts to be paid and how to collect them.
More information on your existing child maintenance case.