The State of Oklahoma reports that a child support intake specialist is a worker who initiates and processes child support payments. The specialist works to ensure that payments are made as necessary. The duties vary by agency, county and state, but generally speaking, a child support specialist manages a caseload for establishing paternity, support payments and referrals to other states as necessary.
A child support intake specialist locates parents who owe child support, initiates legal ramifications for delinquent accounts, determines what child support amount is needed to be paid based on the state's required formula and connects with other professionals throughout the state he works in and other states as needed. A child support intake specialist also makes referrals to the Federal Parent Locate Services.
The State of Oklahoma also reports that a child support specialist attends courts to serve as a witness when needed, manages tax situations and decides if corrective action needs to occur. A child support intake specialist also monitors the child support payments being made, accepts settlements on delinquent child support payments when a parent is past due on the account and obtains necessary information for the custodial parent, non-custodial parent and any applicable agencies that may be involved with a parent's financial and overall life situation.