The paternity questions are of a highly personal and sensitive nature. The answers to these question must be held in the strictest of confidence.
Complete the paternity interview even if the client says the alleged father is deceased or lives in the home.
If you are unable to contact the applicant by phone, send the paternity packet to the applicant with Form 1721.
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for those who use a teletypewriter (TTY)
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