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[DCS] August is National Child Support Awareness Month: Indiana's Child Support Program gets Money to Families
Start Date: 8/7/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 8/7/2014
Entry Description

INDIANAPOLIS (August 7, 2014)—August is National Child Support Awareness Month. The Indiana Department of Child Services reminds Hoosiers this is an opportunity to acknowledge the vital role child support payments play in the well-being of thousands of children. 

Help with child support is available to Indiana residents at their county prosecutor’s office. Called the Title IV-D Child Support Program and part of the Federal Social Security Act, there are no income-based or other qualifications. 

To receive services, there is only a one-time application fee of $25, though residents receiving Medicaid benefits are not required to pay this fee.

Child support program services include:

  • Establishing paternity for children born outside of marriage.
  • Getting court orders for child support and medical support.
  • Enforcing and collecting child support.
  • Getting support orders modified when circumstances change. 

Last year the Indiana Child Support Bureau, working with county prosecutors and clerks across the state, collected over $589 million in child support for Title IV-D cases. For every dollar spent to operate the program, $6.46 in child support was collected. The program serves one of every six children in Indiana. 

Families in need of child support services should contact their local prosecutor’s office. Detailed information for each office can be found at and searching ‘child support offices.’ 

About Indiana Department of Child Services:
The Indiana Department of Child Services protects children from abuse and neglect and works to ensure the financial support of children. Indiana Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 800.800.5556. Child Support Customer Service Kidsline: 800.840.8757 or 317.233.5437.


Contact Information:
Name: Rich Allen, Assistant Communications Director
Phone: 317.232.4424
Entry Type:
Press Release
Entry Category:
  • Kids and Families
  • Category:
  • Family & Health
  • Agency Name
    Child Services, Indiana Department of

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