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Child Support Applications

Effective July 1, 2020, the Child Support Service will have the authority to make an initial child support calculation decision based on income information obtained from one or both parents, depending on the type of child support requested. The service can also recalculate an existing child support order, family arbitration award or agreement by adjusting child support based on updated financial information. Decisions will be enforceable by the Maintenance Enforcement Program.

Applications can be submitted to the Child Support Service by:

  • Email: CSRS@gov.mb.ca
  • Fax: 204-948-2423
  • Mail/In person: 2nd Floor – 379 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0T9

A formal application for calculation or recalculation cannot be submitted until after July 1, 2020 once The Child Support Service Act and Regulation come into effect. However, you can start the application process now by gathering your financial information and completing the required forms. From the date you submit your application to the Child Support Service, it can take between 45 – 90 days to receive a decision.

Application for Calculation

For an initial administrative calculation of child support, you need to complete an Application for Calculation and then submit it to the Child Support Service with a completed Family Resolution Service intake form that is required for new clients.

There is no fee to file the application but you may incur some out of pocket expenses once the application is accepted by the service. The Applicant requesting a Calculation may be required to incur an expense in arranging for service of documents on the other parent in some circumstances. The first calculated payment may be backdated to the date your application is received by the Child Support Service.

Required forms include:

If applying for special or extraordinary expenses, required forms include:

If applying for a Child Support Calculation Decision and you have a shared parenting or split parenting arrangement, required forms include:

If you would like the Child Support Service to communicate with you via email or fax, required forms include:

Joint Request for Calculation

Where parents or others who are responsible for the care of a child both wish to have a Child Support Calculation Decision made, they may make a joint request to the Child Support Service. In this situation, an initial administrative calculation of child support may be requested jointly, by completing a Joint Request for a Child Support Calculation Decision and submitting it to the Child Support Service. There is no fee to file the application.

Required forms include:

If requesting special or extraordinary expenses, required forms include:

If requesting a Child Support Calculation Decision where there is a shared parenting or split parenting arrangement, required forms include:

If you would like the Child Support Service to communicate with you via email or fax, required forms include:

Application for Recalculation

The Child Support Service can perform an administrative recalculation of a child support order made by the court, a written agreement for child support that specifies that the amount of child support may be recalculated , a family arbitration award, or a calculation or recalculation decision made by the service, including a previously recalculated child support order. For an initial administrative recalculation of child support, you need to complete an Application for Recalculation and then submit it to the Child Support Service with a completed Family Resolution Service intake form that is required for new clients.

There is no fee to file the application. The first recalculated payment may be backdated to the date your application is received by the Child Support Service.

Required forms include:

If you would like the Child Support Service to communicate via email or fax, required forms include:

Joint Request for Recalculation

The Child Support Service can perform an administrative recalculation of a child support order made by the court, a written agreement for child support that specifies that the amount of child support may be recalculated , a family arbitration award, or a calculation or recalculation decision made by the service, including a previously recalculated child support order.

Where parents or others who are responsible for the care of a child both wish to have a Child Support Recalculation Decision made, they may make a joint request to the Child Support Service.

To jointly request recalculation, you will need to complete an Joint Request for Recalculation then submit it to the Child Support Service. There is no fee to file the application.

Required forms include:

If you would like the Child Support Service to communicate via email or fax, required forms include:

Application for Early Recalculation

The Child Support Service can perform an early recalculation of child support in certain circumstances before the next scheduled recalculation date. Many parents experience unexpected changes to their personal financial circumstances or the needs of a child have changed over time, which may require immediate adjustment to child support that cannot wait for the scheduled recalculation date.

There are some restrictions to early recalculation. The application cannot be made any earlier than six months from the date of the last child support order or child support recalculation decision. The Child Support Service must be satisfied that the change in financial circumstances of one or both parents is significant enough to warrant an early recalculation of child support after reviewing the Application for Early Recalculation.

To request an early recalculation of child support, you will need to complete an Application for Early Recalculation then submit it to the Child Support Service. There is no fee to file the application. The first recalculated payment will be backdated to the date your application is received by the Child Support Service or earlier depending on specific circumstances.

Required forms include:

If you would like the Child Support Service to communicate via email or fax, required forms include:

Request for No Recalculation

In certain circumstances, a parent may request to opt-out of the next scheduled recalculation process or all future recalculation process. You will need to complete a Request for No Recalculation and submit it to the Child Support Service. For the request to considered, both parents must sign and return a separate request form prior to the start of the recalculation process. Should the Director of Employment and Income Assistance have an interest as to ongoing child support, the request for no recalculation may be denied.

Required forms include:

If you would like the Child Support Service to communicate via email or fax, required forms include: