CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT
For further information please call 1-888-208-4485
Child support services are available
to any parent, guardian, or caretaker of a child for
whom child support is needed. If you are applying
Assistance, or Medicaid,
filing for child support from the non-custodial parents
is part of the application process. If you are
an applicant for, or a recipient of Public
Assistance for a child, child support services are
automatically provided unless seeking child support may
result in physical or emotional harm to you or your child.
The Nassau County Office of Child Support Enforcement
can work with you
a non-custodial parent.
paternity for a child: We can help you establish paternity
by assisting both parents with the signing of a voluntary
acknowledgment of paternity or through family court
by filing a petition to establish paternity. We also
arrange for genetic marker or DNA testing to aid in
making a determination about paternity if needed.
a support order from court for a child, including a
provision for health care coverage.
unpaid child support: All individuals obligated
to pay a child support obligation through the Nassau
County Office of Child Support Enforcement are subject
to any and all enforcement measures available, as criteria
your support order for an increased support order based
on a cost of living adjustment.
your child support order based on changes in circumstances.
above services can be applied to orders originating
in other states and reciprocal countries.
nature, extent, amount and duration of current payments
and other obligations of support,
and the enforcement and payment of arrears, are determined
by the laws of the state that issues
The Basic Support Award
Paid by the non-custodial parent is
set at a percentage of combined parental income, depending
on how many children are involved:
or more at least
Percentages: The percentage guideline is applied
to almost all parental earnings up to $136,000 (minus certain
local and social security tax amounts). This includes worker's
compensation, disability payments, unemployment benefits,
social security payments, and many other forms of income.
After $136,000, the court can choose whether or not to use
the percentage guidelines, and it may consider other factors
in setting the full support award.
Under certain circumstances, the court may disregard
the percentage guidelines and award a different amount.
In such instances, the court must provide specific
reasons in writing.
The court must increase the basic support award to cover
any health care expenses not covered by insurance. The
basic award must also be increased to cover reasonable
childcare expenses if the custodial parent is working,
or in school, or in a vocational training program. In
addition, the court may increase the basic award to cover
the reasonable education expenses of the child. The non-custodial
parent's contribution toward these expenses will be based
on both parents' incomes.
When calling or visiting the Child
Support Enforcement office, please be prepared to provide
as much information about yourself, the child(ren),
and the non-custodial parent as you can.
Provide the non-custodial parent's:
name and date of birth.
or last known address and phone number.
security number (look on old pay stubs, tax, military,
or medical records).
information (tax records, pay stubs, bank and business
Provide other Supporting Documentation:
- Personal Identification
- Birth Certificate(s) of child(ren) to be included
in the support order
acknowledgment of paternity or order of filiation for
each child to be included in the support order (as
- Your marriage license.
- Signed divorce decree, separation
agreement, and any stipulations (if applicable)
- Any signed
child support orders you may have (certified copies
are preferred, if possible)
- Any child support payment records that you may have
- Your income information (tax records, pay stubs, bank
- Information about your child-related expenses (child
care) and the child's special
(medical and educational) needs.
Please note you will be asked to submit four (4)
copies of all supporting documentation if a petition
If you wish to obtain further information regarding
our services or need help in filing a child support petition
please visit our main office located at the following
Nassau County Department of Social Services
60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Suite #160
Uniondale, New York
Office hours at this location are as follows:
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
arrive before 3:15 PM if you wish to file your petition
on the same day.)
Appointments are not necessary. All phone inquiries
should be made to:
Child Support Customer Service Department:
Teletypewriter (TTY) number: 1-866-875-9975
Video Relay Service (VRS): VRS information is available
Phone calls are answered between the hours of 8:00am
and 7:00pm. Monday through Friday.
Our fax number is: (516) 227-8434.
E-mails are also accepted in Nassau County: CSEWEBNassau@dfa.state.ny.us
Additional information can also be
obtained by visiting the New York State Child Support
website at newyorkchildsupport.com.
***Effective October 1, 2008, New York State will be
implementing the federal law that requires each state
to charge an annual fee of $25 for child support services.
This fee applies only to parents who have never received
public assistance benefits and who have a case with more
than $500 in support collected during the federal fiscal
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