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Welcome to the West Virginia Bureau for Child Support Enforcement (BCSE). This application is available to anyone with Internet access, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and a printer. If a printer is not available, you will need to contact your local DHHR-BCSE to request an application and to schedule an appointment. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can install it for free.

The WV BCSE offers a variety of services to help you to secure support from the parent(s) of the child. Some of the services available through the WV BCSE are:

  • Locating the parent(s)
  • Legally establishing paternity
  • Establishing child support
  • Establishing medical support and/or health insurance coverage
  • Collecting support payments
  • Enforcing a court order
  • Reviewing and modifying the court order

Application Process

  • Please be prepared to verify certain information in order for your case to be processed. Failure to provide copies of these documents could delay the processing of your case.
  • Complete one application for each Obligor.
  • Please print the application.  Then carefully use ink to fill out the information clearly and legibly.
  • Once you have completed the application and have carefully read your Rights and Responsibilities, sign and date the application.
  • Give your application to the nearest Child Support Office. A worker may call you for more information.
  • Should you have further questions you may contact your local office or BCSE Customer Service Unit at 1-800-249-3778.


Spanish Language Application:  Formulario Ario de Solicitud de BCSE​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

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Frequently Asked Questions: Applying for Child Support Benefits