The purpose of the Payment Incentive Program is to help parents satisfy child support arrears that are owed to the State of Maryland. A parent can apply for the program if the parent’s income is less than 225% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Arrears owed to the State can be reduced if a parent pays as ordered. If the parent pays as ordered for 12 consecutive months, arrears owed to the State are reduced by 50%. If the parent pays as ordered for 24 consecutive months, the arrears owed to the State are reduced to zero. Download and print the Payment Incentive Program application.