The Indiana Child Support Bureau, though the Office of the Attorney General, is responsible for providing typical child support services, including establishing paternity and pursuing penalties against child support evaders. Any resident of Indiana receiving state or federal public benefits are required to pursue the child support benefits for which they are entitled, to supplement the income they receive from public assistance. This reduces the public support burden of the state. Unlike other states that have separate child support offices, child support services are provided by the local county prosecutor’s office and the fee to initiate a child support case is $25. Child support payments are disbursed via direct deposit of a commercial debit account card. Some counties will still dispense payments through checks, as they have yet to adopt electronic disbursement.
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