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Support Application Process

Who is Eligible to Apply?

  • Any custodial parent, guardian or caretaker of a child
  • Any non-custodial parent (NCP) of a child who lives with the custodial parent, guardian or caretaker
  • If you are currently receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid or Title IV-E Foster Care for children in your custody, you do not have to apply for Child Support services as they are provided automatically upon application for these benefits.  However, your need to fully cooperate by completing the application/referral form.

What is Needed from YOU to Apply?

  • Your full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Address and Telephone Number
  • Child(ren)’s name(s)
  • Copy of Child(ren)’s birth certificate(s)
  • Child(ren)’s Social Security Numbers
  • Copies of any existing Child Support orders
  • Copy of your most recent paycheck stub
  • Information regarding marital status at the time of the child(ren)’s birth(s)
  • Information regarding any government assistance you have received for you and/or the child(ren)
  • Information on family health insurance coverage which may be available
  • Information regarding child care expenses
  • Information regarding educational expenses

Also needed, as much information regarding the non-custodial parent (NCP) as possible, for example:

  • Full legal name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Present and Past addresses and phone numbers
  • Present and Past employer names, address and telephone numbers
  • Copy of most recent paycheck stub and tax return
  • List of Assets
  • Driver’s, professional, business or occupational license number(s)
  • Information on relatives and friends
  • Places NCP is known to frequent

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Contact Information

Dennis J. Packard
Commissioner

797 Broadway
Schenectady, New York  12305-2704
Ph: 518-388-4470
Fax: 518-388-4644


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