Child Support Enforcement Benefits
Program DescriptionThe 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 RequirementsIn 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.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
Application ProcessTo apply for child support, contact the agency closest to you: