Child Support Enforcement is a family-first program intended to ensure families self-sufficiency by making child support a more reliable source of income.
The program goals are to ensure children have the financial and medical support of both their parents; to foster responsible behavior towards children; to emphasize the child's needs to have both parents involved in their lives; and reduce welfare costs.
***Child Support Customer Service Portal***
The Child Support, Customer Service Portal (CSP) allows Customers the ability to view and provide information to DWSS, such as, view payments and notices, apply for services, update information and much more.
Apply for Child Support Services:
To apply for Child Support services download, print, and complete the Child Support Application and mail, fax or walk into your local Child Support office.
Effective October 1, 2019 the annual child support fee increased from $25 to $35 per federal fiscal year (October 1st to September 30th). The Child Support Enforcement Program will charge and collect the fee on each case when more than $550 has been collected and distributed. This fee will only apply to cases in which the person receiving the support has never received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
For information regarding welfare or child support programs:
Customer Service experiences exceptionally high call volumes, especially the first week of each month. Alternate phone numbers for each office are provided on the Child Support Offices web page.