(a) The Department is authorized by law to
accept applications for services only in circumstances where a dependent child
is involved. If there is no dependent child involved, the Department is not
authorized to accept a new application for services. For example, if all
children owed support under an order have emancipated, married, or turned 18
years of age and only arrears are owed, the Department cannot accept a new
application for services. However, if the Department is already providing
services under the CSRA when the child or children emancipate(s), the
Department may continue to provide any services allowed by law.
(b) The Department may accept applications
for services from any parent of a child residing in Georgia (meaning the
natural or adoptive parents of a child who resides in Georgia).
(c) The Department is authorized to accept an
application for establishment services from a father of a child born out of
wedlock only if his paternity of the child has been established in a judicial
proceeding or if he has acknowledged paternity under oath either in open court,
in an administrative hearing, an acknowledgement of paternity as defined in
or in a notarized affidavit attached to an application for services.
(d) The Department is authorized to accept an
application for services from a nonparent custodian of a child or children
residing in Georgia.
Department is authorized to accept any application for services from a parent
or nonparent custodian of a child residing anywhere if the putative obligor is
located within the boundaries of the State of Georgia.
(f) The Department will not accept an
application for services submitted by any individual or entity on behalf of
someone else unless the individual or entity submitting the application is a
legal guardian of the obligee or a private collection agency duly registered
and authorized under Georgia law.
(g) The Department is authorized to accept an
application for any and all services available under the CSRA from an obligee
or an obligor, including applications for review and modification of a support
(h) The Department is
authorized to dictate the form and substance of its application for services
and shall accept only those applications made on approved forms or through the
Department's web portal.
applicant who fails to provide information requested by the Department as
needed to accurately calculate an amount of child support under Georgia's child
support guidelines shall be deemed to be non-cooperative and the application
shall be subject to rejection at the Department's sole discretion.
(j) The applicant must pay all fees required
under these rules at the time the application for services is submitted unless
federal law provides otherwise.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original Rule entitled
"Modification of Child Support Obligation Established by Administrative Order"
adopted. F. Oct. 17, 1991; eff.
Nov. 6, 1991.
Repealed: New Rule entitled "Eligibility for Services
(Non-intergovernmental Cases)" adopted. F. June 15,
2011; eff. July 5,