How do I apply for support?

A complaint for support must be filed through the Domestic Relations Section (DRS). An individual can file for support utilizing the e-Services feature on the PA Child Support Website at A valid email address is required to register for this service. If you do not have access to file online, packets are available in the DRS office for you to fill out. You may file the complaint by yourself or your attorney may file on your behalf. A Case Management Officer will contact you after receiving the filing to go over the information provided, what happens next, and any questions you may have. An in person intake appointment will be necessary for certain circumstances such as Intergovernmental cases (when a Defendant lives in another state).​