GENESEO, N.Y., May 2, 2023 – The Livingston County Department of Social Services was applauded for its dedication and service to children and families recently after being recognized by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
The County was honored with Best Overall Performance for Small Counties in Paternity Establishment, Support Establishment, Collection on Current Support and Collections in Arrears.
“I’m proud of the work and advocacy that our Child Support Staff undertakes on a daily basis,” added Tracy McCaughey, Commissioner of the Livingston County Department of Social Services. “The work they perform has a direct impact on the quality of life of children and families throughout our communities and serves to provide basic necessities including clothing, food, shelter, education and stability.”
Since 2020, the Livingston County Child Support Unit has serviced a variety of cases and collected over $22.2 million to distribute directly to single-parent families.
The Livingston County Child Support Unit provides custodial parents with assistance in obtaining financial support and medical insurance coverage for their children by locating parents, establishing paternity and establishing support orders. Collecting, enforcing and distributing child support payments is also done in coordination with the State Division of Child Support Enforcement.
For more information, contact the customer service helpline at 1-888-208-4485, email the Child Support Unit or visit the New York Child Support Services’ website.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.