West Virginia

Department of
Health & Human Resources

Bureau for Child Support Enforcement Implements Online Application for Services


CHARLESTON, W.Va.The WV Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Child Support Enforcement (BCSE), today announced the implementation of a new interactive online application to apply for services such as establishing paternity for minor children, new child support and medical support orders, and enforcing existing child support orders.


“We are pleased to offer a new way to apply for child support services,” said Garrett Jacobs, Commissioner of DHHR’s Bureau for Child Support Enforcement.  “We continue to seek new avenues for interacting and communicating with our existing customers and the next generation of parents.”


One of the parties must live in West Virginia for an application to be accepted.  Either the party who has custody of the child or the party that does not have custody child may complete the application.  To apply, go to http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/bcse/Pages/BCSE.aspx and select the “Application” tab located in the top ribbon of the screen.


Birth certificates or court documents can be easily uploaded during the online application process.  An email address is required when completing the application or the application cannot be processed.  Once the online application has been completed and submitted, the applicant will be sent a confirmation email and the information contained in the application will be loaded into the BCSE system.  If additional information is needed, the applicant will be contacted by a BCSE representative. 


Applications may still be completed in person at any county Department of Health and Human Resources’ office.  All services offered by the BCSE are free of charge. 

Contact Information

Media contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or (304) 558-7899