Frequently Asked Questions
We rely on info like Social Security number, recent employer info, contact info for relatives, friends, or former employers, any unions and local organization memberships.
Social Security numbers are now required on applications for professional licenses, drivers’ licenses, occupational and recreational licenses, and marriage licenses; on divorce records, support orders, and paternity determinations or acknowledgements; and on death records. If none of these are available, the child support office can subpoena information about bank accounts, insurance policies, credit cards, pay slips, or income tax returns.
We will ask the State Parent Locator Service (SPLS) to do a search. If the SPLS finds that the parent has moved to another state, it can ask the other state to search, and send a request to the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS).
No. You can still get assistance from the TANF program. North Carolina’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, called Work First (WF), is based on the premise that parents have a responsibility to support themselves and their children.