Cost of Living Adjustment
Every two years the child support agency automatically reviews each child support order to determine whether the amount to be paid should be increased due to cost of living increases. If the cost of living has increased by more than ten percent since the order was made or since the last review, the child support order amount will increase by the amount that the cost of living changed.
The cost of living adjustments can be made without going to court. For non-temporary assistance or non-safety net cases, a notice is sent to both parents when a case is eligible for a cost of living adjustment, and either parent may request the adjustment. For cases where the custodial parent or child is on temporary or safety net assistance, the cost of living adjustment is automatically made when the case becomes eligible - without either parent requesting the adjustment.
The New York State child support program provides custodial parents with assistance in obtaining financial support and medical insurance coverage for their children by locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing support orders, and collecting and distributing child support payments. This information changes periodically. Visit the www.newyorkchildsupport.com for up-to-date information.
Location Investigation | Paternity Establishment | Financial Investigation | Support Establishment | Support Collection | Support Enforcement - Administrative Process | Support Enforcement - Court based | Medical Support Establishment and Enforcement | Modification of Child Support Orders | Cost of Living Adjustment