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Welcome to the Delaware Division of Child Support Services' website where you'll find information on the purpose of child support, how and where to apply for services, the types of services offered, enforcement measures, and frequently asked questions.
All three offices (NCC, KC & SC) are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Stop by to talk with us; we're here to help you.
Our Automated Assistance Line (AAL) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides pre-recorded information (in English & Spanish), including payment information. Customer Service Representatives are also available to speak with you during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST).
Direct Deposit and the First State Family Pre-Paid VISA card (Stored Value Card) are available to DCSS's custodial parents to provide instant access to child support monies. Enroll in one of these fast and free payment methods today!
Paternity Establishment determines a child's legal father. The Voluntary Acknowledgement Program (VAP) is a FREE service to unwed parents; it names the child's legal father without having to go to court.
The Customer Website will have links to the new Customer Service Website and Online Application very soon!
Regulations explain roles and responsibilities of collaborating government agencies, including the Delaware Department of Justice and Family Court of Delaware.
DCSS's Speakers Bureau is available to conduct presentations and to participate in local community events. Complete the DCSS Speakers Bureau Invitation Request Form and Email it to DCSS Community Relations Officer Robert.Dreibelbis@delaware.gov. Please include: Event, Date, Time, Location, Organization, Contact Information (name, telephone, fax, and e-mail). Thank you!
No person shall, on the ground of race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under the Delaware IV-D child support program.
The mission of the Division of Child Support Services is to promote family independence by reducing dependency of single parent households through the collection of monetary child support payments and medical support from non-custodial parents. This mission is achieved through the effective use of paternity establishment programs, aggressive case processing and enforcement techniques, efficient collection and prompt distribution of support payments.
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