Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA)

Health and Human Services
Most child support orders issued in Minnesota after August 1, 1983, include a requirement that the child support amount be adjusted every two years based on changes in the cost of living. Cost-of-living increases are implemented by the child support agency when the agency is providing services. Cost-of-living increases may also be completed for cases without child support agency involvement. Procedures and forms may be obtained on the Legislative Commission on the Economic Status of Women website or are available through a private attorney.