Debt Reduction Program

The Debt Reduction Program is a California program designed to help you reduce the child support debt owed to the government. If you qualify, you will be offered an opportunity to pay an amount that is less than the full amount you owe. Qualification is not a guarantee that arrears will be compromised.

You may qualify for the Debt Reduction Program if:

  • You owe the government at least $501 in past-due child support.
  • You have not stopped paying child support because of this program.
  • Must complete an application with an offer, and provide income and asset information.
  • You cannot pay all the child support and interest you owe within the next 12 months.
  • You can pay all child support arrears that may be owed to the custodial parent in a lump sum.
  • You must pay current support throughout the payment period.
  • You have not been convicted or found in contempt for failure to pay child support in the last six months.

  • No legal action pending.
  • No Pending Review and Adjustment (modification) or referral.

You may walk-in to our office or call 1-866-901-3212 to request your case to be reviewed for the Debt Reduction Program eligibility. If eligible, you will receive paperwork which needs to be completed in order to be considered.

Click here for more information on the Debt Reduction Program on the State Child Support Website.