Accessing Child Support Services Is a Phone Call Away
The purpose of the New Mexico Child Support Services Division (CSSD) is to establish and enforce the support obligations owed by parents for their children, thereby reducing the number of families reliant on public assistance. The CSSD can assist with collecting child support on behalf of New Mexico’s children.
THE CSSD can help establish paternity, child support obligations, collect child support, and enforce child support court orders. Certain tools can be used to ensure compliance with child support orders such as wage withholding, income tax refund intercepts, driver and professional license suspension, game and fish license suspension, and passport denials.
During the last fiscal year, the CSSD collected $121.1 million in child support collections, with 64 percent of those payments made through employer wage withholdings.
Parents are encouraged to learn more about the child support program and apply for services by visiting Yes.NM.gov or contacting HSD at 1-800-283-4465.