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Child Support Recalculation Service

Applications can now be submitted if:

  • a dependent over the age of 18 is eligible to receive support;
  • there is a shared parenting arrangement (see eligibility); 
  • an out-of-province party consents to a recalculation;

and the court order or agreement is eligible for recalculation.

The Child Support Recalculation Service provides a faster and less adversarial alternative for parents to use when updating child support amounts. There is no cost to apply.


1. About the Program

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.


2. Eligibility

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:

  • There is an order for a shared parenting arrangement issued pursuant to The Divorce Act.
  • A child support agreement was made prior to March 15, 2018. (if you have a court order prior to or after this date, the court order may be eligible for recalculation. Please contact the Recalculation Service.)
  • There is less than six months since the date of the most recent order, agreement or recalculation decision.
  • The payor’s income in the order was imputed.
  • The amount of support was not determined based on the Child Support Guidelines.
  • Payor has self-employment, farming or rental income.
  • Payor stands in the place of a parent (in loco parentis).
  • The order states the income of the payor is over $150,000.
  • An application affecting child support is proceeding through the court.
  • The applicant is the payor and is not receiving income, unless the recipient agrees to a recalculation.
  • A parent resides outside of Saskatchewan unless that party agrees to use the service.
  • The court order or agreement indicates the child support amount cannot be recalculated.

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.


3. Apply

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 King's Bench. You can contact the Child Support Recalculation Service to send an application form to you, or you can download the application form:

Apply now

If you require help filling out your application form, please read the application instructions.

Once you've completed the form and saved it as a PDF, please email it as an attachment to or print and send to:

Child Support Recalculation Service
Room 323 - 3085 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4S 0B1
Fax: 306-787-2599

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:

  1. Right-click on the form link and select "Save Target As."
  2. Save the file to a known location on your system.
  3. Open the file with Adobe Reader.

If you cannot access the form online, please contact the Child Support Recalculation Service.


4. Further Information

About the 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 section 7 special or 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 or by telephone toll free at 1-888-218-2822.

Information Regarding the Other Party

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.

Income Information

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, court order or recalculation decision and calculating an additional 10-30 percent based on how much time has elapsed. In some cases, the service may apply to court to deem income.

Recalculation Decision

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.

Application Process

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 and The Family Maintenance Amendment Regulations, 2022.

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