Kentucky Child Support Enforcement

How to File a Complaint

In order to obtain enforcement assistance from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the custodial parent first needs to supply information about the non-custodial parent via an application for services.

How to Fill In

Kentucky offers an online application process as well as a paper application.  The following is information on how to apply:

Step 1:  Download the application.

Download (PDF, 321KB)

Step 2: Check the services you are applying for and then enter the following information for the non-custodial parent:

  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Email Address
  • Current Residential Address
  • Previous Address
  • Date last at that address
  • Current Mailing Address
  • Telephone numbers
  • Sex
  • Date of Birth
  • Country of Birth
  • State of Birth
  • County of Birth
  • City of Birth
  • Race
  • Hair Color
  • Eye Color
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Other Identifying Features
  • What is the legal relationship status of Noncustodial Parent to child(ren)
  • Employment Status
  • Current Employer Name and Address
  • Salary
  • Previous Employer Name and Address
  • How often is the NCP paid
  • Occupation
  • Union Name
  • Union Number
  • Address, if known
  • Military Branch
  • Dates
  • Arrest/Prison Record
  • In which state did this occur?
  • In which county did this occur?
  • Which facility?
  • Incarceration Date
  • Release Date
  • What is the current marital status of the NCP?
  • Is the NCP currently receiving benefits?
  • If the NCP is not currently receiving benefits, have benefits been received in the past?
  • Does the Noncustodial Parent own a car?
  • Make
  • Model
  • Year
  • NCP’s Father’s name
  • NCP’s Mother’s name
  • NCP’s Mother’s Maiden Name
  • Is NCP’s father living?
  • Is NCP’s mother living?
  • Father’s Address (if known)?
  • Mother’s Address (if known)?

Step 3: Enter the following information about the custodial parent:

  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Custodial Parent’s Maiden Name
  • Email Address
  • Current Residential Address
  • Current Mailing Address
  • Telephone Numbers
  • Sex
  • Date of Birth
  • Country of Birth
  • State of Birth
  • County of Birth
  • City of Birth
  • Race
  • Hair Color
  • Eye Color
  • Weight
  • Height
  • Other Identifying Features
  • What is the legal relationship status of CP to child(ren)?
  • What is employment status of the CP?
  • Current Employer Name and Address
  • Previous Employer Name and Address
  • How often is the CP paid
  • Occupation
  • Union Name
  • Union Number
  • Address, if known
  • Military Branch
  • What is the current marital status of the CP?
  • Name of CP’s current spouse
  • Is the CP currently receiving benefits?
  • If the CP is not currently receiving benefits, have benefits been received in the past? If so, select all that apply and list the state when applicable.

Step 4:  Enter the following information about each child:

  • Complete Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Sex:
  • Race
  • State where child conceived
  • Place of Birth
  • Country of Birth
  • State of Birth
  • County of Birth
  • City of Birth
  • Was the mother married when this child was conceived?
  • What is the name of the person to whom the mother was married?
  • Was the child emancipated or married?
  • Is this child currently receiving benefits?
  • Has this child previously received any benefits?

Step 5: Enter the following additional information

  • Why is the NCP absent?
  • If the children’s parents were married, on what date were they married?
  • When were the children’s parents last together?
  • If the children’s parents are divorced, when and where were they divorced?
  • If the parents were not married has paternity been established? If yes, when and where?
  • Have you previously requested (or) received Child Support Services for this child(REN)? If yes, when and where?
  • Has the noncustodial parent paid any medical expenses for the child(ren)?
  • Has the noncustodial parent shared in the child(ren)’s support?
  • Is there currently a child or medical support order for the child(ren)? If yes, enter information from most recent order.
  • Are there any prior child support orders?
  • Is the child(ren) covered by medical insurance?
  • If yes, who is providing coverage?
  • If no, is medical insurance available?
  • Policy Number:
  • Policy Effective Date:
  • Types of Coverage

Step 6: Sign and mail the completed form along with copies of relevant orders and documents plus a $25 check to your local child support office.

kyoffices

What CHFS can do:  

Sometimes a parent fails to support his or her child.  The custodial parent is left trying to fully support the children.  CHFS can help in these situations.  The agency can help track down the parent using resources cross state lines, the agency can order wage garnishment and tax refund interception.  In addition, the agency can take other actions to try to encourage the on-paying parent to pay.

Contact CHFS:

Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Office of the Secretary
275 E. Main St.
Frankfort, KY  40621

Phone: 

1-800-372-2973