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How long do I have to wait to receive money from an offset?


It is often difficult for the Child Support Division to know how long it will take to receive the offset money.


Due to the offset being processed by other agencies, there is no real way for us to know this.  Generally, State of Indiana offsets are processed more quickly than Federal offsets.  Also if an offset involves a joint federal offset amount, the amount is automatically held for a period of six months in order to give the spouse the opportunity to file an “injured spouse claim” for their portion of it.  After this period, at least another 6 to 8 weeks should be allowed for the refund amount to be sent out by the State to the custodial parent.