Child Support Services

The Chickasaw Nation Child Support Services (CNCSS) program was established to assist Native American children in receiving their mandated child support. The CNCSS program provides child support services to Native American children throughout Oklahoma.

You Provide

  • Completed Child Support Services application
  • CDIB for all children or custodial parent (if available)
  • Copies of all court orders, divorce decrees or paternity affidavits (if available)
  • Affidavit of child support payments paid directly to the custodial parent
  • Copies of state-issued birth certificates for all children (hospital-issued birth certificates cannot be accepted)
  • Copies of Social Security cards for all children and custodial parent, along with copy of non-custodial parent (if available)
  • Photo of non-custodial parent (if available)


Any person who has custody of a Native American minor child.

Other Information

Services provided by the Chickasaw Nation Child Support Services

  • Paternity and Child Support Establishment:
  • Establish paternity for minor children through genetic testing and legal processes
  • Establish a child support order once paternity has been determined
  • Establish temporary child support orders for parents who are separated by not divorced
  • Establish orders for children in foster care of guardianship
  • Modify existing child support orders to ensure the order is in compliance with child support guidelines.

Case Management:
Chickasaw Nation Child Support Services can assist in collecting child support payments owed by the non-custodial parent by:

  • Processing income assignments
  • Initiating court hearings for contempt
  • Implementing property liens
  • Suspending driver’s, professional, hunting or gaming licenses.
  • Intercepting state and federal tax refunds to apply to past due child support
  • Working with other states and tribes when the non-custodial parent lives outside Oklahoma
  • Collecting and processing payments.

Alternative to Incarceration:
Some non-custodial parents may be assigned to the Tribal Enforcement Payment Project (TEPP) which monitors their progress in obtaining or maintaining employment and supervises their child support payments to the custodial parent. Participants assigned to this program will work one on one with program coordinator to identify barriers and work towards self-sufficiency.

Examples of services may include but are not limited to:

  • Job search assistance
  • Referrals to departments outside or within the Chickasaw Nation to assist with certain needs such as education, obtaining a driver’s license, housing, food, and/or clothing.
  • Interview skills assistance
  • Job application assistance
  • Resume’ assistance
  • Transportation

Family Connection:
The Family Connections Program concentrates on families with Chickasaw children.  The program works with the parents or guardians, whom are raising and supporting Chickasaw children to be successful healthy families. 

Services may include but are not limited to:

  • Cultural awareness and exposure
  • Education
  • Connecting families to services within the Chickasaw community
  • Career development
  • Skills for healthy families

Chickasaw Nation Child Support Services can locate most absent parents using up-to-date computer systems and information databases.

Alternative Conflict Resolution:
The main objective is to create an atmosphere of ongoing cooperation between our clients and a more efficient means of case resolution..

Benefits to using CNCSS:

  • Customer service representatives answer all phone calls and caseworkers are available to speak with customers.
  • Multitude of resources available to assist families
  • There is no application fee
  • All applications are accepted
  • Cases can be presented in Tribal Courts or District Courts
  • Mediation services available
  • Alternatives to incarceration are utilized which enables non-custodial parent to obtain employment

Service Area


This service is available both inside and outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Related Forms

Contact Information

Phone: (580) 436-3419
Fax (580) 272-5512
Toll-Free (866) 431-3419

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1809
Ada, Oklahoma 74821


Youth & Family Building

231 Seabrook

Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 310-6620

Last Updated: 02/9/2015