Michigan Department of Human Services

Child careMichigan’s child support program helps parents establish a financial partnership to support their child(ren).
Explore this site to learn more about the parent, employer, hospital and school services provided by Office of Child Support.

Regular payment of child and medical support provides the following:

  • Increased involvement of the non-custodial parents.
  • Decreased conflict between parents.
  • Increased chance of children reaching their full potential

If you or your children currently receive public assistance or have received assistance in the past, you should already have a child support case. If you have not received a letter from the Office of Child Support within three months of your public assistance case opening, call 1-866-540-0008.

If you or your children have received public assistance in the past and a child support case was not opened, or is closed, you can apply for child support services by completing a Child Support Services Application/Referral form.

If you or your children have never received public assistance and you do not already have a case open, you can apply for child support services by completing a Child Support Services Application/Referral form.

Child Support Payments and Cash Assistance

If you start a case with the child support program and you’re currently receiving cash assistance, you’re required to assign your child support to the state as reimbursement for cash assistance.

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