COVID-19 and Court Information
The Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is currently open and operating during normal business hours. Please consider contacting your caseworker via phone or email: 866-901-3212 or [email protected] For case specific information or to make a payment, visit www.childsupport.ca.gov/customer-connect.
Court Procedures Have Changed!
In response to the public safety risks associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court has made significant changes to court operations in order to reduce public contact. The Court remains open to the public during this period via remote access.
Mailing address for payments and filings (Checks only for payment- DO NOT SEND CASH):
1050 Monterey Street, Rm. 220 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 Phone: (805) 706-3600
For a list of remote access options, including online payments and electronic document filing, visit the Court's website here (or scan the QR code below).
Virtual Court Instructions
Court proceedings will now take place via Zoom, a web based application. Prior to your hearing, please review the links and video below to prepare.
Do you qualify for CA COVID-19 Rent Relief?
View the State's guidance here to see if you qualify for CA COVID-19 Rent Relief.
ATTENTION CALFRESH PARTICIPANTS:
In response to Covid19 and its effects on the economy, the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides authority for emergency allotments of CalFresh benefits. California DSS has approved emergency allotments to eligible households for two months, March and April 2020. The increase is explained in a letter available online here: CalFresh Emergency Allotment_Final Factsheet. Two allotments will raise each household’s regular monthly CalFresh allotment to the maximum allowable based on household size. Households already receiving the maximum allotment are not eligible for the emergency allotment. This may be confusing to some households. A collation of poverty advocacy groups including CWDA and WCLP have created the above PDF to help get the word out.
BEST OPTION: www.cse.ca.gov/CustomerConnect
Email: You can email your caseworker directly through Customer Connect at www.childsupport.ca.gov/customer-connect, or email the San Luis Obispo Department of Child Support Services at email@example.com.
Text: You can enable texting options through your Customer Connect account.
Call: The Automated Phone Line (866) 901-3212 (Please note that access in your area may depend on county closures)
TALK TO US SO WE CAN HELP:
If you are unable to pay your child support due to quarantine, shelter-in-place directives, self-isolation or layoffs, WE CAN HELP!
STEP 1: Contact your office right away to request a “review and adjustment,” also called a “modification.” We can get you the paperwork quickly to start this.
STEP 2: If you and the other parent can agree, we can help you stipulate to change your child support order for the duration of this emergency.
PLEASE NOTE: Although your order remains in place unless modified, we can work with you not only to modify the amount, but on how we would collect the order.
PLEASE reach out to your caseworker with the details of your situation.
PAYMENT ALERT: If you receive your child support payments by paper check, please visit our website to enroll in Direct Deposit or Electronic Payment Card as mailrooms and post offices may be forced to delay deliveries.
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