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Illinois Department of Family Services (HFS)
Possible court fees?
Type of service:
Administrative (IV-D)
How to apply:
Online or by phone
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The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) can start a child support case against the other parent. They will also handle all of the necessary paperwork throughout the case, free of charge.
To receive these services, you will have to apply for their child support enforcement services (or the IV-D program). If you are currently receiving Medicaid or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), acceptance into the program is guaranteed.
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All services are free of charge
Services Offered
A case worker will be assigned to manage paperwork needed through the case
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Phone Number
Operating Hours
Intake: 12:30am-5:30pm
General: 12:30am-5:30pm
Business Address
36. S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL (9th Floor)
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Items to Bring
  • Proof of Public Aid (LINK/SNAP, TANF, SSI)
  • Other Financial Information (if you have other savings or assets)
  • Copy of child's birth certificate