Recovery of child support debt

If a resident parent receives child maintenance allowance payments from Kela because the parent liable for child support has not made the required payments, the unpaid child support will be collected by Kela.

Contact Kela to agree on a payment plan.  Send a message using the OmaKela e-service or call the Overpayment Recovery Centre.

You will only receive one payment reminder for outstanding child support debt.

If you have child support debt and you get a tax refund, the tax refund will be garnished.

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