If you are the custodial parent who is receiving public assistance, you must assign some or all of your child support to the state. Your county child support office will provide you with information about your specific situation.
If you receive child support directly from the noncustodial parent, you must report it to your county child support office If paternity needs to be established or the noncustodial parent needs to be located, you must cooperate with the child support office by providing correct information If you do not cooperate with the child support office`s action to establish paternity or child support, your public assistance benefits may be reduced unless you claim good cause. If the state makes a mistake and gives you more money than you are supposed to have, you must repay the state for the overpayment.
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