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Program Support Collection Unit:

Support Collection Unit

  • Description:

    The Cattaraugus County Child Support Enforcement Unit helps to strengthen families and reduce welfare spending by placing the responsibility for supporting children on those parents with the financial resources to provide such support. The Child Support Unit works with both private and public assistance and Medicaid clients. The Child Support Collection Unit:

    Files petitions and orders genetic marker tests to establish the paternity of children born out of wedlock

    Locates absent parents using various computer matches

    Files petitions for the establishment of financial and medical support

    Files petitions for modification of support based on cost-of-living increases or changes in circumstances;

    Enforces court orders, monitors payments and files violation petitions, as needed

    Establishes income executions

    Collects arrears by seizing income tax refunds, lottery winnings and bank accounts

    Works with the Department of Taxation to seize the assets of non-custodial parents who are four or more months in arrears

    Suspends or denies driver’s licenses, professional licenses and passports

    Requests a jail term for individuals who are willful non-payers

    Maintains complete and accurate information on the state computer system about each case

    Retains fiscal responsibility for charging and disbursing support in accordance with the child support orders

    Monitors compliance with state and federal laws, policies, and procedures

    There is a statewide Customer Service Helpline (CSH) whose representatives are trained to answer routine questions about the Child Support Program and about individual specific cases. Clients can reach this service by calling 888-208-4485

    Provider:Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services
    Provider Address:1 Leo Moss Drive Suite 6010, Olean, NY, 14760
    Areas Served:Cattaraugus
    Transport Available:No
    Telephone:

    (716)373-8070

    42.08
    -78.43
    Last Update:5/6/2020 9:17 AM
    Program Location:On site

Eligibility Requirements

  • Female Age From:0
    Female Age To:150
    Male Age From:0
    Male Age To:150
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