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 either by logging into the online customer service or by calling the Overpayment Recovery Centre in order to agree a payment plan. 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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