15525 Mendota Avenue, P.O. Box 416, Redby, MN 56670

Main: 218.679.3350 | Toll Free: 888.404.0686 | Fax: 218.679.4317


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CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT (CSE)

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COVID-19 Update: We are following all safety precautions. We will continue to hold child support court and administer DNA tests. Applications can be picked up at Oshkiimaajitahdah  and submitted into the drop-box located at the front door. If you need an application mailed to you, please call our office at (218) 679-3350. Thank you. (Updated on March 11, 2021)


Mission Statement:

Red Lake Nation Child Support Enforcement Program is dedicated to serving and assisting our Nation's children first and by providing the services needed to strengthen the families' commitment to become self-sufficient.


Each and every child of our Nation deserves the financial, emotional and moral support from both parents to ensure that each child will live a healthy and quality life.


Let's all join together in unity and start preparing our children for a successful future.


What is Child Support?

Child Support is money or in-kind support parents provide for the care, support and education of their children.


The Red Lake Nation Child Support Program works for children to help both parents provide financial support for their children. 


Services include

  • Establishing paternity

  • Establishing child support orders

  • Enforcement of child support orders & voluntary agreements

  • Income withholding

  • Modifications


Benefits include:

  • A sense of belonging for children

  • Financial support & responsibilities

  • Knowing extended family

  • Creating a bond between custodial and non-custodial parent


Eligibility Requirements

  • Resident of the Red Lake Nation

  • Mandatory to apply for Child Support when applying for TANF


Required Documents

Applicants must submit the following documents for consideration of services and assistance:

  • Completed application with all questions answered and all required signature pages are signed and dated

  • A certified copy of the following documents, if you need assistance with obtaining a copy, let us know and we can assist you:

    • Divorce Order

    • Custody Order

    • Child Support Order

    • Other

  • Valid picture identification such as:

    • Driver's License

    • State Issued ID

    • Tribal ID

    • Other Government issued ID

  • Income verification for the last 30 days

    • If you are self-employed, you must provide most recent tax return

  • For each child, please provide the following:

    • Birth certificate

    • Social Security Card

    • Tribal Enrollment verification

    • Paternity Affidavits


To Apply

  • An application can be picked up in the entry way at Oshkiimaajitahdah or Click Here for a fillable PDF file (which allows you to type in your responses prior to printing)  OR

  • Click the Request Services button below to register for an account, fill out a pre-screen questionnaire (which will let you know what other programs (available at Oshkiimaajitahdah) you may be eligible for) and to begin the intake process

 Request Services


What happens next?

Please refer to the Child Support Enforcement Timeline before which will displays the steps from application to court:

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If you have questions or need assistance with applying, please contact us at (218) 679-3350.




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