Child Support Services

The Child Support Unit provides custodial parents with assistance in obtaining financial support and medical insurance coverage for their children by locating parents, establishing paternity, and establishing support orders.

Types of Services

Below are some services that can be provided by the Child Support Unit:
  • The monitoring and enforcement of existing court orders to include modifications when appropriate
  • The establishment of paternity on behalf of children receiving Family or Safety Net Assistance and those who are in foster care
  • The location of absent parents
  • The collection of arrears owed from federal/state tax refunds, OTB and lottery winnings, and bank accounts
  • The suspension or denial of a New York State driver’s license, professional license, or passport
  • The monitoring of required enrollment of dependents in 3rd party health insurance
  • The referral of information to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance’s program for the collection and Seizure of assets, targeting individuals over 4 months in arrears in their child support payments