The Oklahoma Human Services announced a new website for child support customers on Monday.
Officials say that visitors can not only apply for child support but also view extensive information about their case. This site is the first part of a "multi-year plan" called the OK Benefits Program.
Officials say more services will be added later this year for the agency's largest three divisions: Child Support Services, Adult and Family Services and Child Welfare Services.
Prior to the new website, most interactions had to be on the phone, in person or by mail, officials say. Child Support Services collects $1 million per day for roughly 200,000 families in Oklahoma.
Officials say, at launch, visitors will be able to, "Compete and submit child support applications online and upload supporting documents." Visitors will also be able to view, "Status of a pending child support application, child support hearing and appointment dates, times, and locations, child support payments by case, child support due across cases for noncustodial parents, the status for each child support case, child support payment options and office address and hours for each child support case."
“The OK Benefits Program reflects our ongoing commitment to improving safety, health, independence and productivity in Oklahoma. It showcases our True North customer focus by modernizing processes and improving service” said Justin Brown, director of OKDHS. “This website will quickly become the public’s doorway into many of the services we provide that improve outcomes for children and families.”
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