Georgia Department of Human Services

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Application for Services

Apply Online through Constituent Services Portal
or
Fill Out, Print and Mail in one of the 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 Contact Center at 1-877-GA DHS GO (1-877-423-4746) if you need further information on the application process.


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


Packet I (21 Pages)   Please print, complete, & return all pages


  • Application Instructions (1 page)

  • Applicant Right & Responsibilities (1 page)

  • Application (3 pages)

  • Personal Financial Affidavit (2 pages)

  • Paternity Affidavit (1 page)

  • HIPAA Notice (5 pages)

  • Direct Deposit Authorization (2 pages)

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


Packet II (22 Pages) Please print, complete, & return all pages


  • Application Instructions (1 page)

  • Applicant Right & Responsibilities (1 page)

  • Application (3 pages)

  • Personal Financial Affidavit (2 pages)

  • Pre-Existing orders Page/Arrears Affidavit (2 pages)

  • HIPAA Notice (5 pages)

  • Direct Deposit Authorization (2 pages)

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


Packet III (33 Pages)  Please print, complete, & return all pages


  • Application Instructions (1 page)

  • Applicant Right & Responsibilities (1 page)

  • Application (3 pages)

  • Personal Financial Affidavit (2 pages)

  • Pre-Existing orders Page/Arrears Affidavit (2 pages)

  • HIPAA Notice (5 pages)

  • Intergovernmental General Testimony (11 pages)

  • Direct Deposit Authorization (2 pages)

The HIPAA Authorization and Privacy Notice is needed by DCSS in all cases where:

1) Genetic testing is necessary, and

2) When the applicant, child(ren) or non-custodial 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:

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

2. 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;

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

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

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

If you refuse to sign the HIPAA Authorization and Privacy Notice, you will not receive a complete copy of the genetic test results.