Alaska Child Support Services Division

Frequently Asked Questions about Licensing


Table of Contents

  1. When does a case qualify for licensing enforcement?
  2. I have received a 60 day licensing notice what can I do to avoid further licensing actions?
  3. I have received a 150 day licensing notice what can I do to avoid further licensing actions?
  4. If I am found not incompliance how can I avoid further licensing actions?
  5. What if I do not agree with CSSD’s administrative review decision on licensing?
  6. How is a payment agreement calculated?
  7. What if I can not afford the amount of the payment agreement?
  8. If my license has been suspended how may I have it released?
  9. If my license has been suspended due to me being delinquent on my payment agreement how can I get my license released?
  10. What if I can not afford to catch up the amount of my missed/delinquent payments and/or the new payment agreement amount?
  11. If CSSD has a flag on my occupational license how may I have the flag removed?
  12. What can I do if I have additional licensing questions not covered here?



1.  When does a case qualify for licensing enforcement?

For a case to qualify for licensing the arrears owed must be 4x’s the monthly support obligation and $1,000.00 in arrears, with no payments in 60 days.


2.  I have received a 60 day licensing notice what can I do to avoid further licensing actions?

To avoid further licensing actions CSSD must start to receive monthly payments through wage withholding or under a payment agreement or after the 60 day expire the case will be transferred to licensing enforcement.


3.  I have received a 150 day licensing notice what can I do to avoid further licensing actions?

You may request an administrative review on the licensing actions in writing on the 2nd page of the 150 day notice. CSSD will review and issue a decision within 30 days.


4.  If I am found not incompliance how can I avoid further licensing actions?

To avoid further licensing actions you must enter into a payment agreement with CSSD or you must make arrangements for the payments to be made through wage withholding.


5.  What if I do not agree with CSSD’s administrative review decision on licensing?

You may file with the court a petition for expedited relief against licensing actions. The petition for expedited relief form is enclosed with the licensing administrative review decision.


6.  How is a payment agreement calculated?

A payment agreement is based on the monthly support obligation, interest and a payment towards the arrears.


7.  What if I can not afford the amount of the payment agreement?

If you are unable to meet the amount of the payment agreement you may request a licensing hardship. Once received CSSD can review to possibly lower the payment agreement amount. Please note that we still have to collect the monthly support, interest and a payment towards the arrears. If you would like CSSD to consider lowering your monthly support obligation, you will need to request a modification.


8.  If my license has been suspended how may I have it released?

For CSSD to release your license you will need to enter into a payment agreement and make the initial payment. You will need to continue making monthly payments per the payment agreement. If you become delinquent on your payment agreement your license will be suspended without further notification.


9.  If my license has been suspended due to me being delinquent on my payment agreement how can I get my license released?

If your license has been suspended due to you being delinquent on your payment agreement you will have to catch up all your missed/delinquent payments and enter into a new payment agreement before CSSD can release your license. You will need to continue making monthly payments per your new payment agreement. If you become delinquent on this payment agreement your license will be suspended without further notice.


10.  What if I can not afford to catch up the amount of my missed/delinquent payments and/or the new payment agreement amount?

If you are unable to make up all your missed/delinquent payments and/or the new payment agreement amount, you will need to complete a licensing hardship request form. Once received CSSD can consider lowering the amount you will need to pay towards your missed/delinquent payments and/or the new payment agreement amount.


11.  If CSSD has a flag on my occupational license how may I have the flag removed?

If you are found to be in compliance, CSSD will advise the occupational licensing agency to remove the flag and to allow the license to be renewed or issued.

If you are not in compliance, CSSD must start to receive monthly payments through wage withholding or under a payment agreement before the flag can be removed.

If you have been found not in compliance and have never been issued a 150 day temporary license, the occupational licensing agency may issue you a 150 day temporary license. If at the end of the 150 days you are found to be in compliance, CSSD will remove the flag on your occupational license and you may be issued a full term license.

If you have already been issued a 150 day temporary occupational license or at the end of the 150 day temporary occupational license you are not in compliance, CSSD will have to start receive monthly payments through wage withholding or under a payment agreement before we can remove the flag.


12.  What can I do if I have additional licensing questions not covered here?

Send an email to: dor.cssd.licenses@alaska.gov.