Apply for child support services

Learn how to apply for child support services.

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What you need

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Information about the other parent
  • Information about the children
  • Safety issues information if necessary.

How to apply

To apply online, you’ll need to create a child support online application.

Once you’ve applied for services, you can also go online to:

You can apply for services by mail, using a paper application.

To complete the form, follow the instructions on the application carefully.

Once you’ve completed your application, send it to:

     DOR/CSE
     P.O. Box 7057
     Boston, MA 02204-7057

If you're completing the form in court on the day your child support order is entered, leave the form at the Register’s Office in the court.

Make sure the court gives a copy of your order to DOR.

More info

Fill out an application if:

  • You want us to start working on a new case to establish paternity (ask the court to make a decision about who is your child's legal father). 
  • You want us to get, change, or enforce a child support order.
  • You have a case where we are collecting child support by income withholding (deducting money from the other parent’s paycheck), but you want full enforcement services.
  • You and the other parent in your case have another child in addition the children in your current case, and you want services to get child support for that child.
  • You already have a case, but you have a child with a different parent and want services for that child.
  • You previously closed a child support case and want to re-open it.

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