Compromise of Arrears Program (COAP)

COAP is a program for eligible noncustodial parents (NCPs) to reduce the past-due child support they owe to the government. This debt, called arrears, is owed to the government because the state supported the family while the dependent children in a child support case were on public assistance (welfare) or in foster care.

Tehama County Child Support Services has staff that will be your partner in providing guidance throughout the application process.

How to Apply:

Call or visit Tehama County Child Support Services and ask for an application and return it by mail or in person.