A new law passed in 2021 (Senate Bill 817) has changed the financial requirements of families with youth in the justice system. Starting Jan. 1, 2022, families of OYA youth will no longer have to pay ongoing or past-due child support related to their child’s involvement with the Oregon Youth Authority.
This applies to the families of all of our youth, even if the youth is in DOC custody.
OYA worked with the Oregon Child Support Program to create an FAQ to answer your questions: English
For details about your specific case, or additional questions not answered here, please contact your Oregon Child Support case manager, submit an inquiry through your online account, or call Customer Service at 800-850-0228.
About Social Security Benefits
If you currently get Social Security benefits for your child, those may be redirected to OYA. Oregon law requires OYA to apply for Social Security benefits for youth who are eligible.
If your family was already receiving Social Security payments for your child, the payments now go to OYA to help pay for your child’s care. For more information, contact OYA's Social Security liaison at 503-373-7271.