Child Care/Child Support
> Child Support Enforcement
The Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program provides services to locate absent parents, establish paternity and enforce support obligations. People who receive assistance under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Foster Care and Medicaid programs receive CSE services automatically. People who are not in assistance programs can apply for child support services and any support collected goes directly to them. Services are available to a parent with custody of a child who has a parent living outside of the home.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a parent or primary caregiver who needs help establishing paternity, establishing a child support order or collecting child support.
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information:
For general information about the Office of Child Support Enforcement, please visit:
For links to State-specific information on child support enforcement, please visit:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services