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PDFWAC 388-14A-1000

The DSHS division of child support is the Title IV-D child support enforcement agency for the state of Washington.

(1) The division of child support (DCS) is the part of the department of social and health services that provides child support enforcement services for the state of Washington under Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act. DCS acts as the Washington state support registry (WSSR) under chapter 26.23 RCW.
(2) If your support order requires you to make payments to DCS or to WSSR, send payments to: WSSR, P.O. Box 45868, Olympia WA 98504-5868.
(3) If you want to call DCS, you can call 1-800-442-KIDS, or call the local DCS field office.
(4) If you want to write to DCS, you can write to P.O. Box 9162, Olympia WA 98507-9162 or to the local DCS field office.
(5) DCS is responsible for the statewide administration of wage withholding under Title IV-D.
(6) DCS is the agency referred to in federal law as "the Title IV-D agency," and performs all duties assigned to the Title IV-D agency.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090. WSR 01-03-089, ยง 388-14A-1000, filed 1/17/01, effective 2/17/01. Formerly WAC 388-14-010 and 388-14-210.]
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