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Child Support - Locating parents
If the child support agency does not know where a parent lives or works, the agency can gather information from the other parent and many sources including:
Some information available from Minnesota government agencies includes:
The Federal Case Registry contains state child support case data and may be used to help locate parents across state lines. Data in the federal registry are matched daily against quarterly wage information and unemployment insurance records submitted by each state to the National Directory of New Hire Reporting.
Federal law requires all employers to report information about newly hired and rehired employees. Employers report all of their information to one state even if they have employees in multiple states. Each state reports the information to the National Directory of New Hire Reporting.
Parents with child support cases
Parents have a role in location activities. Parents are responsible for reporting changes to the other parent the court, and the child support agency within 10 days of a change of:
Contact your county child support worker if you have changes to report. Parents must also comply with requests for information from the county child support agency.
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