You can apply using a form (in English). Carefully fill in all the details so that you do not need to add anything.
You can request that we collect the debt for unpaid maintenance allowances as long as they have not been statute-barred. They are normally statute-barred five years after the due date.
You must fill in many details
In your application, please fill in details on
- you as applicant
- representative, if any
- the one you have a claim against
- what your application is about (for example attachment)
- your claim
- the decision on which the application is based
- other things that may be of value.
- decision (verdict) or the judgment with a legal validity certificate, if such exists
- other documents you want to attach.
You are the representative of your child
If you apply for our assistance in collecting maintenance allowance, you as legal guardian are the representative of your child if it is under 18. When the child has turned 18, they can apply or give someone a power of attorney to apply.
Parental maintenance obligation ends when the child turns 18. If the child is in primary or upper-secondary school, the parental maintenance obligation continues at most until the child has turned 21.
One application per child
If your application applies to maintenance for several children, you must submit one application per child.
You do not pay a fee
You who are waiting to receive maintenance allowance pay no fee for our help in collecting the debt.
Apply for us to collect the debt
You can apply for us to collect the debt pursuant to a judgment or order (verdict) before it has become legally binding (no longer subject to appeal). If you have a judgment as a basis, we normally cannot distribute money as long as the judgment is subject to appeal.
Submit legal validity certificate
You must submit a legal validity certificate if you apply for our assistance in collecting a debt pursuant to a court judgment. The certificate shows that the judgment can no longer be appealed. You can also apply for enforcement in advance. In that case, you send us the certificate as soon as possible.
What to do
Contact the court that issued the judgment and request a legal validity certificate.
Send the certificate to us
- as an attachment together with the application for enforcement
- afterwards via email or by post if the judgment has not yet become legally binding when you apply.