Family Supports


Description: Works to improve families’ self-sufficiency through increased financial and medical support and to establish paternity for children born out of wedlock. This program locates absent parents, establishes paternity, establishes and modifies orders of support, and collects and distributes child support payments. Child support services are available to both custodial and non- custodial parents, regardless of their income. You may apply for child support services at the DSS office nearest you.

Requirements: When you receive child support services you have these responsibilities:

You Must: provide all information you can about the noncustodial parent if you receive state assistance, assign all of your support rights to the state for past, present or future payments; part of your support is set aside from your state assistance, so you can become financially independen provide bills for day care and/or unreimbursed medical expenses to the parent under court order to pay, You May: be required to testify at a court hearing for paternity and support be denied cash benefits, if you are applying for state assistance and you do not provide important information to help process your case be exempt from cooperation requirements in exceptional circumstances and situations involving domestic violence

Eligibility: Under Federal regulations, BCSE is required to provide child support services to any individual or agency upon request. To request BCSE child support services, an individual may either apply through their local child support agency or submit their request to BCSE directly.

Place: 62 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 1, Torrington, CT 06790

Phone: 860-496-6900