If you are an applicant/recipient of Temporary Assistance for the child, or Medicaid for yourself and the child, or your child is in Title IV-E Foster Care, you are required to assign to the social services district rights you have to support on your own behalf and any rights to child support on behalf of any family member for whom you are applying for, or receiving assistance. For Medicaid applicants/recipients, this assignment is limited to medical support only. When using for or receiving Temporary Assistance, your selection of support rights is determined to support that accrues during the period that you or the family member receives assistance. You are required to assign these support rights and, unless you claim good cause or domestic violence for not doing so, cooperate with the Child Support Enforcement Unit to:
- Locate non-custodial parents and putative fathers, including biological parents or stepparents;
- Establish paternity for each child born out-of-wedlock for whom you are applying for or receiving Temporary Assistance, Medicaid, or Title IV-E Foster Care; • Establish, modify, or adjust orders of support; and Collect and enforce orders of support through the Support Collection Unit.
If you are receiving Temporary Assistance for the child or Medicaid for yourself and the child, you will be sanctioned for failing to cooperate absent a determination of the reasonable cause or domestic violence, if applicable.
For more information on serving Child Support papers, contact Undisputed Legal our Child Support Process Service department at (800) 774-6922. Representatives are available Monday-Friday 8 am – 8 pm EST. If you found this article helpful, please consider donating. Thank you for following our blog, A space dedicated to bringing you news on breaking legal developments, interesting articles for law professionals, and educational material for all. We hope that you enjoy your time on our blog and revisit us! We also invite you to check out our Frequently Asked Questions About Process Servers.