Once you get on public assistance the Department of Revenue will get involved and the father of the baby will be placed on child support.
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You don't have that choice. If you seek government assistance, the government seeks child support. The idea is that (and I agree that this isn't necessarily true), if he were paying his support properly, we taxpayers wouldn't have to be paying for your health care, food stamps, etc. You are not allowed to tell the courts that you have an agreement and relieve him of paying support.
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Probably not. Most courts aren't likely to agree that the government should assist you, but the father, assuming he is able, should not.
If they have not yet, you can expect that the court system will eventually catch up with the father and take steps to have him pay child support.