Child Support Services Division

Introduction to the Child Support Guideline Calculator

The Child Support Calculator will ask you a series of questions designed to determine the ability of each parent to pay and the needs of the child(ren). The Child Support Calculator is based on the DC Child Support Guideline*, which was revised effective April 1, 2007. You may find the following documents helpful when using the Child Support Calculator:

  • Pay statements
  • W-2 forms
  • Custody order for child(ren) in this case
  • Child support orders for children living in either parent's home
  • Divorce orders for both parents that contain alimony
  • Employer-provided health insurance cost breakdown that shows individual plan and
  • family plan costs
  • Proof of medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • Letters from Social Security Administration showing SSDI or SSI benefits
  • Worker’s Compensation statement
  • Veteran’s benefits statement
  • Any other evidence of either parent's income

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