Child Support and Paternity

The purpose of the Child Support and Paternity program is to locate non-custodial parents, establish paternity, and establish and enforce support obligations.

This includes medical support owed by non-custodial parents to their children and the spouse, or former spouse, with whom the children may reside. The program provides services to both public assistance and non-public assistance clients, including families who are receiving or formerly received assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Foster Care, and NJ FamilyCare Medicaid programs, as well as any other families who apply for services.

There is a one-time $6 fee to apply for full child support services. If you receive public assistance, there is no fee.For more information, call New Jersey Family Court at (732) 645-4300 or 1-877-655-4371 or go to

Investigative Department

The Investigative Department is responsible for maintaining program integrity in all eligibility programs offered by the Middlesex County Board of Social Services. All charges of fraudulent activity are investigated.

If these charges are substantiated, the department’s claims unit is responsible for calculating and collecting overpayments. When indicated, referrals to the appropriate law enforcement agency are made so that legal action can be initiated.

All calls or contacts remain confidential.