Child maintenance: managing payments with 'Collect & Pay': factsheet

This factsheet explains the 'Collect & Pay' way of paying child maintnance where the Child Maintenance Service sets up and manages payments.


Managing your payments with Collect & Pay


The Child Maintenance Service offers 2 different ways of paying child maintenance:

  • Collect & Pay – where we set up and manage your payments for you
  • Direct Pay – where you manage payments directly with the other parent (once we’ve worked out a child maintenance amount)

This factsheet tells you about Collect & Pay.

We have published a separate factsheet about Direct Pay.

Find out more about child maintenance.

Published 1 October 2013