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Who Receives Services

The Child Support Recovery Unit serves people who:
  • Are receiving public assistance such as Family Investment Program (FIP) benefits, foster care services, and in some situations, Medicaid benefits

  • Received public assistance in the past.  Unless the payee notifies us not to, we continue to provide child support services when a family stops getting public assistance

  • Apply for child support services. To apply for services, complete and return the Application for Services form found online at,  You may also request an application from any local office
  • Live in other states but need services from us because the other parent lives or works in Iowa