Child Support Information

If you are collecting Unemployment or Child Support, you will soon receive a new Electronic Payment Card (EPC) to replace the one you currently have. To prevent delays, make sure your address and contact information are updated with DES today! Learn More

IRS Child Tax Credit

Information on what you need to know about how child support is impacted by the American Rescue Plan's Child Tax Credit.
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What is child support?

An amount of money that a parent must pay to another parent to contribute to the living, medical, and educational expenses of a child.


What is a child support order?

A written order from the court that states: which parent must pay child support; which parent will receive child support; the amount of child support payment; how often the payment must be made.

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Informational Resources

DCSS Locations

Child Support FAQ

Child Support Forms

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