Welcome to the Arrears Estimator. Using this simple tool, you can estimate the total cost and time it will take to pay off your past due balance based on the arrears payment you are making.
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*Note - this calculation represents an estimate for paying off past due child support in California, and should not be used for any other purpose. Developed by Alameda County.
To use this simple application you will need to obtain your balance information. You can obtain this information by doing one of the following:
Outstanding Principal: This is the total amount of support that needs to be paid off.
Outstanding Interest: California Code of Civil Procedure § 685.010 states that interest accrues at the rate of 10% per year on the principal amount of a money judgment that is unsatisfied. Interest is charged on all DCSS cases at the rate of 10% per year, with the following exemptions:
Payment Made Today: This is the amount you paid toward your past due obligation today. If you haven't made a payment today you still can by making a credit card payment online at: https://www.childsup.ca.gov/payments/StateDisbursementUnitSDU.aspx If you are not able to make a payment today, enter "0".
Monthly Payment Amount: This is the amount you are paying toward the outstanding principal and interest, which is in addition to any current monthly child support amount you are paying.
Today's Date: This date corresponds with the Outstanding Principal and Outstanding Interest balance information you entered above.