Child Support Enforcement (CSE)
The Child Support Enforcement program provides a variety of services when there is a case open with the program. Parents who are not receiving services, but would like to open a case, may apply for services at no cost. Both custodial and non-custodial parents may make an application. Parents who are not sure whether they already have a case open with the program may contact the Customer Service Unit.
A case is open with the program when the child receives public assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Medicaid, without application for services from either parent. In addition, a case is open with the program when a child enters into a foster care setting.
Services are provided by eight Regional Child Support Enforcement Units.
In addition to providing services on open cases, the program is responsible for receiving and disbursing all child support payments, whether or not there is an open case. This service is provided by the State Disbursement Unit.