What is the Title IV-D Child Support Program?
Title IV-D of the Federal Social Security Act requires states to provide child support services. In Indiana, the Title IV-D Child Support Program is administered by the Department of Child Services, Child Support Bureau, and is carried out locally by the county prosecutor’s office, the office of the county clerk, and the courts.
Why should I join the Title IV-D Program?
The program will help you meet the financial needs of your child(ren) as well as obtaining a health insurance order for your child(ren).
Who is eligible for Title IV-D Services?
The Prosecutor’s Office can provide Title IV-D Services to the following parties:
Parents/Guardians – Custodial parents, non-custodial parents, and legal guardians are eligible to receive Title IV-D services regardless of their income or their involvement with TANF or Medicaid
TANF Recipients – If you are receiving TANF benefits, you will be referred automatically to the Prosecutor’s Office for Title IV-D services.
MEDICAID Recipients – If your child is receiving Medicaid, you are entitled to receive Title IV-D services free of charge.
What service can the Prosecutor’s Office provide?
- Establish paternity
- Perform genetic testing in paternity actions
- Establish child support orders
- When appropriate under federal & state law, file a petition to modify a child support order upon the request of the custodial or non-custodial party
- Locate parents
- Monitor cases for compliance
- Enforce child support orders
- Assist other states to establish & enforce chiild support orders when a parent resides outside of Indiana
What services are not provided by the Title IV-D Program?
- Divorce filings
- Enforcement of custody & parenting time orders
- Establishment of college expense orders
How can I apply for services?
You may pick up an application for services at the Prosecutor’s Office, Child Support Division, or print out the application online at www.in.gov/dcs/support
Completed application should be delivered to the Child Support Division at the Prosecutor’s Office in person or by mail.
Caseworkers for Noble County:
Cases are assigned based on the last name of the payor (with the exception of cases that have Foster Care and/or CHINS involvement):
A – E: Sheree Fritz
F – K: Nichelle Pulver
L – R: Andria Short
S – Z: Connie LeCount
All Foster Care and CHINS: Laura Stump
Sheree Fritz: email@example.com / text: 260-508-0582
Nichelle Pulver: firstname.lastname@example.org / text: 260-239-0157
Andria Short: email@example.com / text: 260-239-0157
Connie LeCount: firstname.lastname@example.org / text: 260-302-1206
Laura Stump: email@example.com / text: 260-239-0205