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Military and Veterans

We recognize that many of our parents and caretakers may be called to active duty in the United States' military. If you are called to active duty, you are protected under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), formerly called the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act. The purpose of the SCRA is to allow United States military personnel to devote their full attention to the defense of our nation by temporarily suspending judicial and administrative civil proceedings that may impact their rights.

You may visit the California Department of Child Support Services website by clicking Recently Activated Military Personnel.


Military Protections

Some of the protections you may be entitled to under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) are:

Stay of Proceedings

You may be entitled to place court proceedings on hold for a certain period of time. This is called a "stay" of proceedings. You must show that you cannot attend the proceedings due to military service.

Stay of Execution (Enforcement) of a Judgment

A service member can request that the court stop the execution of a judgment, attachment, or garnishment order. You must show the court that the military service prevented you from complying with the judgment and that the support case began prior to, during, or within 90 days after your military service.

Expedited Modification of Support

If you have a child support obligation, or are receiving child support payments for a child in your custody, and are being deployed out-of-state, you have an opportunity to request a review and possible modification of the child support order before you deploy. 

Interest Reduction

You may request that the interest rate being charged on child support arrears that accrued prior to your deployment be reduced to 6% for the duration of your deployment. To be eligible for a reduction in the interest rate, you must prove that your activation to military service has a "material effect" on your ability to pay the usual interest rate of 10%. Generally, this would be the case if you were earning more before your deployment.

To request a reduction in the interest rate please submit a Notice of Deployment - Request for Review of Child Support Order (DCSS 0585) to our office. You must also provide documentation of active duty status and provide the date when active duty began.

Military Compromise of Arrears Program (Military COAP)

The Military COAP Program allows the compromise of child support arrears owed to the government, which accrued during military service by a select group of NCPs. Eligibility is limited to a Reservist or a member of the National Guard whose income decreased due to activation to military service. 

For Assistance

For assistance or to find our more about your rights, you may contact the Office of the Family Law Facilitator.


Veterans

Riverside County Department of Veteran's Services

Provides assistance for active duty military, veterans, dependents, spouses and survivors to obtain all the benefits they are due from federal, state and local sources. This includes VA disability claims, college fee waivers, education, in-home supportive services, emergency needs (shelter), survivor's compensation claims, non-service connected pensions, death pensions, appeals for veteran benefits and much more. Please visit their website for a full listing of all assistance they provide to Veterans and schedule your free comprehensive benefit counseling session today.

Veteran's Need Assessment

If you are a veteran, please take the time to complete this survey so the county can better meet your needs. We encourage you to send the link to other veterans you know in Riverside County.

Click here for the veteran's survey!


Veteran Resources

American Psychological Association
"Resilience in a Time of War: Homecoming". Online material to help those returning from military service, as well as their families

The Health Resource Center (HRC)
(909) 825-7084,
ext. 6197 or 1-(800)741-8387
Provides information on health, prevention and diseases that affect veterans today and has many support groups located in the Loma Linda VA Medical Center, first floor, room 1F20.

US Department of Veterans Affairs
California department of Veterans Affairs
(800)-952-5626

Corona Vet Center
(951) 734-0525

San Bernardino Vet Center
(909) 801-5762
Offers: individual, group, marital, and bereavement counseling; assistance in applying for VA benefits; medical referrals/liaison with VAMS; employment referral/assistance from a Vet Rep with EDD; information and referral to community resources; sexual trauma counseling and referral; and community education.

The Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Open Saturday

 

Upcoming Saturday, we are open!

We are here to help! On Saturday, August 13, 2022, we will be open from 8am-12pm. Questions about applying for child support? Do you want to establish or modify your current child support order? Do you owe child support? We can help! 

To make an appointment, you can visit our website and click on "Appointments" at the top of our website. You will be able to select the day and time that works best for your schedule.

View our latest virtual workshop by visiting our Facebook page: FB.com/RCDCSS , or by visiting the Events page on our website – www.RivCoDCSS.com!

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Web: www.RivCoDCSS.com

Email: RivCoDCSS@rivco.org

Phone: 866-901-3212 

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Driver's License Release Program - Child Support Awareness Month

We can help you get your license released!

• Was your license suspended for not paying child support?
• Do you need to get back on the road?
• Parents recently released from prison may be eligible for their license release
with no down payment!
• $25 down payment (per case) with signed agreement for future payments
• Get the process of releasing your license underway today!

 

Failure to pay may result in the suspension of more than your driver’s license. Business (construction, electrician, and land surveyors), professional (cosmetologists, nurses, counselors, therapists, doctors, teachers), recreational, and notary licenses and more are subject to suspension.
No appointment needed; visit any location:


2081 Iowa Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507


47-950 Arabia Street
Indio, CA 92201


260 N. Broadway
Blythe, CA 92223

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Enroll today! Opening a new case, just got easier!

Opening a child support case, just got easier! Our new Simplified Enrollment Process just made things faster, convenient, and easy! If you don't have all your paperwork or know all the information to enter, that's fine. You can save your progress during the enrollment and come back to it when you have the rest of the information. Visit the link below for more information or head to www.RivCoDCSS.com

One size does NOT fit all! Every child support case is different, reach out to us, and let us know how we can help!

Enroll for services today!

Visit bit.ly/3LXFPhw to get started!

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Family Law Assistance

In-person assistance is not available for the month of January 2022

 

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The DCSS court interview offices in Riverside & Hemet will be CLOSED, the Family Court is NOT Closed

The DCSS court interview offices in Riverside (3760 12th St, Riverside, CA 92507) and Hemet (880 N State St, Suite B1, Hemet, CA 92543) will be closed from Thursday, January 13, 2022, through Thursday, January 27, 2022.

THE FAMILY COURT IS NOT CLOSED. ALL DCSS CHILD SUPPORT COURT HEARINGS REMAIN AS SCHEDULED AND WILL BE CONDUCTED TELEPHONICALLY DURING THE CLOSURE PERIOD.

  1. For hearings in Riverside Family Court, call # 951-955-4520 by 8:30 AM to check-in for your hearing. 
  • For hearings in Hemet Family Court, call # 951-791-2251 by 8:30 AM to check in your hearing. 
  • If you do not check-in for your hearing, the court may enter orders against you in your absence.

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The 2022 Pass Through Increase: Effective January 1, 2022

ATTENTION: Parents Currently Receiving Cash Assistance from CalWorks

Starting January 1, 2022, if you receive cash assistance for your child or children through the CalWORKs program, the amount of the current month’s child support payment that is “passed through” to you may change from $50 up to $100 if you have one child, and up to $200 if you have two or more children living in the home. This is because the law that covers this “pass-through” has permanently changed. If the current child support collected is less than $100 for 1 child or less than $200 for 2 or more children, you will only receive the amount collected, NOT the increased amount. There is no action required and the increase will automatically start for child support collected on or after January 1, 2022. Have questions or want more information? Call us at (866) 901-3212 or visit childsupport.ca.gov/faq

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Ways to Reach Us During COVID!

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🚗Driver License Release Program is Here!!

No appointment needed, Visit any location

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