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As of September 15, 2020, the Recalculation Service can recalculate agreements (made on or after March 15, 2018). An order, agreement or recalculation decision can be recalculated every six months.
The Child Support Recalculation Service provides a faster and less adversarial alternative for parents to use when updating child support amounts.
The Child Support Recalculation Service helps families with child support orders and agreements ensure a fair level of support for their children. The Recalculation Service updates child support amounts to reflect changes in income without burdening families with the time and expense of pursuing those adjustments through court processes.
A parent or guardian who pays or receives child support pursuant to a court order or an agreement may apply. Please note the program cannot recalculate your child support payments if any of the following apply:
Retroactive payments, arrears and section 7 (extra-ordinary expenses) cannot be recalculated.
If the above criteria make your order or agreement ineligible for recalculation, or if you want additional information about your options to have your support payments adjusted, more information is available below under referrals.
A copy of your order or agreement must be submitted with an application form. If you only have an agreement, the agreement must be filed with the Court of Queen's Bench. You can contact the Child Support Recalculation Service to send an application form to you, or you can download the application form:
If you require help filling out your application form, please read the How to Apply for Child Support Recalculation instructions.
Once you've completed the form and saved it as a PDF, please email it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or print and mail it to:
Child Support Recalculation Service
Room 323 - 3085 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4S 0B1
Note: Some web browsers do not open PDF forms. If yours does not, save the PDF form to your computer and open it with Adobe Reader. To do this:
If you cannot access the form online, please contact the Child Support Recalculation Service.
The Recalculation Service can administratively recalculate child support payments if there is a court order or agreement that meets the eligibility criteria. Either the recipient or payor can apply by submitting an application form and a copy of their court order or agreement. If you are submitting an agreement, an affidavit must be attached to the agreement verifying it has been filed with the court.
The service is unable to change arrears that may be owing, adjust support payments retroactively or recalculate extraordinary section 7 (extraordinary expenses). There is no cost for a recalculation and the parties are not required to go through the court process. Child support amounts may increase, decrease or there may be no change depending on the income of the payor.
You can apply for a recalculation after a period of six months following the most current court order, agreement or recalculation decision. The Recalculation Service does not follow scheduled payment adjustments that may be set out in an order or agreement (e.g., payments will be adjusted based on the exchange of income tax in a specific month each year.)
If you do not have an existing agreement or court order, or are not eligible for a recalculation, information on page two of How to Apply for Recalculation of Child Support provides options to obtain an agreement or court order which may be recalculated in the future. Alternatively, you may contact a private lawyer or the Family Law Information Centre to obtain information regarding your options. You can contact the Family Law Information Centre at email@example.com or by telephone toll free at 1-888-218-2822.
The Recalculation Service requires as much information as possible in order to contact the other party, even if that is only a phone number or email address. The Recalculation Service is able to take steps to locate the other party; however, it has limited means to obtain information. A recalculation cannot take place until both parties are notified.
The Recalculation Service requires a payor to provide a sworn financial statement. If an application for recalculation is received January 1 to April 30, income information from the previous tax year is applied to recalculate support payments. Support payments are recalculated based on current year income for applications received May 1 to December 31. In this case, paystubs and statement of earnings from all income sources for the current year are required. The amount of child support is recalculated by applying the payor's gross annual income to the federal Child Support Guidelines.
If the payor does not remit income information, the service may either request information from a third party, like an employer, or complete a recalculation by deeming income. Deemed income is determined by applying the payor's income from the agreement or court order and calculating an additional 10-30 percent based on how much time has elapsed since the agreement or order was granted. In some cases, the service may apply to court to deem income.
A recalculation decision specifies the recalculated child support amount and commencement date. The decision is provided to both parties and filed with the court. If the parties notify the service they have a case with the Maintenance Enforcement Office, a copy of the decision is sent to that office.
Parties have 30 days to apply to court to vary or suspend the recalculation decision.
The application form is available in the Apply section. You may also contact the Child Support Recalculation Service to request an application form; it can be emailed, mailed or faxed to you. If you have any questions, please call (306) 787-5042 or toll free in Saskatchewan 1-833-825-1445.
Recalculations can be completed six months from the date of the most recent agreement, court order or recalculation decision. A party can reapply by completing a new application form.
Legislation regarding Child Support Recalculation can be found in section 21 of The Family Maintenance Regulations, 1998.
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