You can apply to the statutory maintenance service if you are the paying parent or the receiving parent.
Setting up child maintenance
There is information below about the statutory maintenance service. If you have questions about whether the statutory maintenance service is the correct child maintenance choice for you, you can contact Child Maintenance Choices.
Before you begin your application for child maintenance, you might find it helpful to use the child maintenance application checklist
This section explains the different options for making child maintenance payments.
You can make child maintenance payments before your case has been calculated
Find out how child maintenance works when the non-resident parent lives outside the UK
If you'd like to know how much maintenance you might pay or receive, use the online calculator
If you’ve considered your options and you’re ready to apply, you can start the process
More useful links
- Child Maintenance Choices (contacts section)
- Child Maintenance Service (contacts section)
- How does the Child Maintenance Service use and store information? CSL311(NI) (PDF 161KB)
- Help with PDF files