Establish Child and Medical Support

Who can use this service?

California's Child Support Services Program works with parents - the person paying support (PPS) and the person receiving support (PRS) - and guardians to ensure children and families receive court-ordered financial and medical support. Either parent (PPS or PRS), or the caretaker/ guardian of a child may open a Child Support Case by completing an application. DCSS will also open a case for any individual receiving California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS) who has been referred by the county Department of Social Services. Court ordered legal guardians of a child, who do not receive Calworks may also open a case for support against both parents.

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

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