Georgia Department of Human Services

Application for child support services

Apply Online through Constituent Services Portal
or
Print, fill out, and mail in one of the application packets below

Follow the instructions on filling out the application completely. Mail the completed application and any applicable fee to the child support office in your county. Our offices are listed on the Office Locations page. Please call our Communications Center at 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347) if you need further information on the application process.

Opening a case in Georgia with no prior order: (Paternity establishment/order establishment)

Packet I (17 Pages) Please print, complete, and return all pages

  • Application Instructions 
  • Applicant Rights & Responsibilities 
  • Application
  • Personal / Financial Affidavit 
  • Paternity Affidavit 
  • HIPAA Authorization and Privacy Notice 
  • Direct Deposit Authorization 

Opening a case in Georgia with previous orders and the noncustodial parent (NCP) lives in Georgia: (Enforcement/Review Modifications) 

Packet II (19 Pages) Please print, complete, and return all pages

  • Application Instructions 
  • Applicant Rights & Responsibilities 
  • Application 
  • Personal / Financial Affidavit 
  • Pre-existing orders page / Arrears affidavit 
  • HIPAA Authorization and Privacy Notice 
  • Direct Deposit Authorization 

Opening a case in Georgia and the NCP resides in another state: (Paternity Establishment/Order Establishment, Enforcement/Review Modifications)

Packet III (30 Pages) Please print, complete, and return all pages

  • Application Instructions 
  • Applicant Rights & Responsibilities 
  • Application 
  • Personal / Financial Affidavit
  • Pre-existing orders page / Arrears affidavit 
  • HIPAA Authorization and Privacy Notice (HIPAA)
  • Intergovernmental General Testimony 
  • Direct Deposit Authorization 

The HIPAA Authorization and Privacy Notice is needed by the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) in all cases where:

  1. Genetic testing is necessary, and
  2. When the applicant, child(ren) or noncustodial parent later become disabled and the disability may affect the enforcement of the case.

Please sign these forms and send them with your new application to DCSS. By doing so, you are authorizing disclosure of the protected health information that is deemed necessary by the attorney representing DCSS. The attorney will use this authorization for the following:

a. To establish that you are a biological parent or custodian of the child(ren) for whom child support services have been requested;

b. To determine the existence of special medical needs of the child(ren) demonstrating a need for additional medical support or specialized health or education services;

c. To allow DCSS to release the genetic testing results of either yourself, the opposing party or the child(ren);

d. To establish a full or partial disability preventing or limiting your employment, and

e. To respond to an order of any court having jurisdiction over any child support action brought on the child(ren)'s behalf.

Please be advised that if you refuse to sign the HIPAA Authorization and Privacy Notice, you will not receive a complete copy of the genetic test results.

Last Revised: 11/1/2016
Attn: DCSS Policy & Paternity Unit