Child Support Recalculation Program
The Alberta Child Support Recalculation Program increases access to justice by providing many parents with a way to change their child support orders with ease, transparency and decreased cost.
The Recalculation Program (RP) is an administrative service that annually recalculates court-ordered child support based on current income tax information. Our goal is to help parents keep child support levels in line with income so families can avoid the time and expense of asking the courts to review their child support orders.
Parents must already have a valid court order (or binding agreement) for child support before they can be registered with RP. Not all court orders are eligible for registration with RP. If the child support order is eligible, RP can recalculate both table (monthly) amounts of child support and proportionate shares of special or extraordinary expenses.
RP's General Information Sheet provides a summary of their service.
Public opinion survey
The Child Support Recalculation Program (RP) wants to learn how they can better assist parents with their child support orders. This short survey will take less than five minutes to complete and will help us improve our services.
Take the survey
Minor service fee increase
Effective August 1, 2017, the RP service fee charged to payors and recipients for each recalculation that results in a change in the child support payable will increase from $75 to $77 per year. This is a 2.6% increase and the first fee increase since RP opened in 2010.
Recalculation Info Online (RIO)
RP's Internet client account system, RIO (Recalculation Info Online), offers RP clients convenient Internet access to their file information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Clients can both see and provide key file information in a secure way. RIO helps clients meet their legal obligations to update their contact details and provide income information each year.
Visit the RIO page for more information.
To help parents regularly adjust child support amounts to fairly reflect their earnings.
We look forward to a future where all child support orders are regularly adjusted based on updated income information, ensuring children receive fair support.
In fulfilling our mission, we will be guided by the following values:
We are committed to meeting the needs of our clients by assisting them in meeting their legal obligations toward their children. In supporting families, we will provide understandable information and fair and impartial service.
We are committed to meeting the needs of our employees by creating a work environment that supports teamwork, open communication and the personal and professional development of our employees. We value our employees and are committed to seeking the best in one another.
We are committed to meeting the needs of Alberta’s taxpayers by providing cost effective services while increasing access to justice. We believe in a respectful and professional relationship with all our stakeholders.