Help in Recovering Child Support


State Disbursement Unit Information

What is IV-D?

The child support service called the IV-D (4-D) Program is a federal, state, and local effort to collect child support from parents who are legally obligated to pay.

Established in 1975 as Title IV-D (4-D) of the Social Security Act, the child support enforcement program functions in all 50 states and some foreign countries as well.

Through the IV-D Program absent parents can be located, parentage can be established, and support orders can be enforced to ensure child support payments.

Who to Call for Help in Receiving Your Child Support Payments

Either of the following phone numbers for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, can be used to make an appointment for enrollment into the IV-D program.  You do not need to be on public aid to receive child support services. The department is simply the administrator of child support for the State of Illinois.

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

General Information Services
 (800) 447-4278

Intake Unit (to arrange an appointment to apply for IV-D Program services)
(800) 447-4278

Cook County State's Attorney Office

General Information on child support cases
(312) 345-2200

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

Account Maintenance Unit
(Processing of child support orders, payment information, &
RURESA/UIFSA information)
(312) 603-2000

General Services Unit
(Processing and mailing of child support payments; affidavits for change of address; and the motion counter for filing court appearances, petitions, payment of court fees)
(312) 345-4144

Public Information Office
(312) 345-4045