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General Information

The Income Withholding for Support (IWO) is the OMB-approved form used for income withholding in tribal, intrastate, and interstate cases as well as all child support orders initially issued in the state on or after January 1, 1994, and all child support orders initially issued (or modified) in the state before January 1, 1994 if arrearages occur.  This form is the standard format prescribed by the Secretary in accordance with 42 USC §666(b)(6)(A)(ii).  Except as noted, the following information is required and must be included.

Please note:
For the purpose of this IWO form and these instructions, "state" is defined as a state or territory.

Do's and don'ts on using this form are found at www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/resource/using-the-income-withholding-for-support-form-dos-and-donts.

Hale County District Clerk policy:
The Hale County District Clerk will provide the blank INCOME WITHHOLDING FOR SUPPORT (OMB 0970-0154) form  but will not assist or fill out this form for a pro se defendant, an attorney, custodial or non-custodial parent.  We will forward a completed form to the District Judge of the case for his signature and mail it to the employer by certified mail. 

The form is located at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/resource/income-withholding-for-support-form


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