Alaska Child Support

Alaska Child Support Services Division (CSSD)

“Congress established the Child Support Services Program in 1975. Lawmakers realized that far too many children were struggling because their mother or father failed to make regular support payments. The new law, adopted as an amendment to the Social Security Act, required states to set up their own Services and collection programs. Alaska created its Child Support Enforcement Agency in 1976.  The name of the agency was changed in 2004 to Child Support Services Division.

The Alaska program has grown over the years as new federal and state laws were adopted to ensure that more children receive financial support from both parents.” — CSSD

Overview

Alaska child support laws are based on the principle that both parents have a responsibility to financially support their children. The Alaska child support guidelines are used to determine the appropriate amount of child support to be paid, and these guidelines take into account the income of both parents as well as other factors such as the costs of health care and child care.

In Alaska, child support is calculated using a ” Income Shares Model .” This means that child support is based on the combined income of both parents, and is then apportioned between them based on their respective incomes. The Alaska child support guidelines take into account a number of factors, including:

  • The income of both parents
  • The number of children involved
  • The costs of health care and child care
  • Any special needs of the children
  • Income Shares Model

The Income Shares Model is used in Alaska to calculate child support. This model takes into account the combined income of both parents, and then apportions child support based on each parent’s respective income. Utilize the resources and child support calculator below for more information.

Alaska Child Support Services Contact Information

Child Support Services Division, Department of Revenue
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 280
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-6699
Office: (907) 269-6900
Fax: (907) 787-3220

Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association, Inc.
Program Manager
APIA Tribal Child Support Program
1131 East International Airport Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99518-1408
Office: (907) 276-2700
Fax: (907) 222-9769
Email: ozzye@apiai.org

Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
Acting Director
320 West Willoughby Avenue
Suite 300
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Office: (907) 463-7312
Fax: (907) 463-7730
Email: ablackgoat@ccthita.org

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