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Child Support

Child Support is money some parents pay to other people to support their children. The court orders the support. The support may be part of a court order in a divorce or legal separation, paternity action, order for protection, child custody action or a separate child support action.

Services provided by Minnesota’s child support program include:

  • Locating parents
  • Establishing parentage
  • Establishing court orders for child support, medical support and child care support
  • Reviewing and modifying court orders for child support, medical support and child care support
  • Adjusting court orders based on the cost-of-living index
  • Enforcing court orders for child support, medical and dental support, and child care support
  • Working with other states to enforce support when one parent does not live in Minnesota
  • Collecting and processing payments

What’s Happening On My Case? Visit the Minnesota Child Support Online where you can learn about your child support and payment information.

How do I apply for Child Support services? You can call us at (218) 834-8520, write us at Lake County Child Support, 616 Third Avenue, Two Harbors, MN 55616, or connect to the State of Minnesota.

Child Support Quick Links

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rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious
creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with
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(e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency
(state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or
have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027,
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online
at:, from any USDA office, by
calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the
complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged
discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
(ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027
form or letter must be submitted to:

1. Mail:
Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
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Alexandria, VA 22314; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. Email:

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