Q: Is there interest charged on custodial arrears at SMTCSA?
A: No. However, if your case was transferred from a County agency, interest on custodial arrears may have accrued while your case was managed at that County agency. When SMTCSA took jurisdiction of the case, the interest amounts owed transferred over, however, SMTCSA stopped the charging of interest on custodial arrears. The custodial interest arrears that accrued during the time your case was managed by the County agency are still owed.
Note: Kinship, Foster Care and W2 cases managed by SMTCSA do charge interest at a rate of 6% per year and all balances owed are to the State of Wisconsin.