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Payment Options

California’s State Disbursement Unit (SDU) offers several options to Person Paying Support (PPS) for paying support if the payment is not already being withheld from the PPS's earnings or if the PPS wants to make additional payments. If you have an open case with a local child support agency (LCSA), you can pay by check, money order, credit card, cash or electronic funds transfer (EFT) using the following options below.

Learn more at California Department of Child Support Services' website or call (866) 901-3212.

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You will not receive credit for a payment until it is processed by the SDU.

You can make a cash payment at over 8,500 7-Eleven, Family Dollar and ACE Cash Express locations nationwide.  To find a location go to the PayNearMe map. You will need to sign up and log onto the PayNearMe website and enter your name and child support Participant ID to obtain a payment code to make the payment. PayNearMe charges $1.99 per transaction fee.

The payment may take three business days to post to your child support account.

Visit: PayNearMe's Website

You can pay by cash or debit card at 6,200 locations in California. Find a location by accessing MoneyGram online or calling 1 (800) 926-9400. You will need your child support Participant ID numberand Receive Code 14630 to make a payment. MoneyGram charges a $1.99 per transaction fee.

The payment may take three business days to post to your child support account.

Visit MoneyGram's website! 

You can make a single debit or credit card payment by accessing the SDU online. As of February 25, 2021, credit and debit cards processed online will charge a 1.9% service fee on every transaction. This fee is paid to the card processor and is not kept by Child Support Services. 

Visit: SDU Online

  • You can submit a payment using PayPal here.

  • PayPal account. Methods of payment accepted by PayPal are; PayPal balance, PayPal branded debit and credit cards, bank account debit card, and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover). There is a 2.49% ($3.95 minimum) service fee on every transaction.

    Notice: The maximum transaction amount per day is $5,000.00.
    It may take three or four days for your payment to be posted to your child support account.

 

You’re now able to make payments by cash, debit, credit card and e-check during business hours at the TouchPay Kiosk in our lobby. The kiosk provides step-by-step directions and guides you through the payment process.

Find the nearest TouchPay Kiosk here! 

You can make a single debit or credit card payment over the telephone at (866) 901-3212.

If your case is managed by a Local Child Support Agency, you can mail a check or money order to: CA SDU, PO BOX 989067, West Sacramento, CA 95798-9067. If your case is a private case that is not managed by a Local Child Support Agency, call 1-866-901-3212 for assistance with making payments by mail.

  • Use MoneyGram at Advance America, Albertsons, CVS Pharmacies (except inside Target), Raley’s/Bel Air, Walmart, and others. There are more than 6,200 MoneyGram locations in California and 40,000 nationwide that accept child support payments on California cases. Find a location at www.moneygram.com/billpaylocations or call 1-800-926-9400. To make a payment, you will need your California child support Participant ID number and Receive Code 14630. MoneyGram charges a $1.99 fee and guarantees payments. Notice: It may take three or four days for your payment to be posted to your child support account.
     
  • Use PayNearMe at 7-Eleven, Family Dollar, CVS Pharmacies (except inside Target), Casey's General Store and ACE Cash Express stores. Get a personal PayNearMe barcode on PayNearMe’s California child support page at www.PayNearMe.com/California or by contacting your local child support office at 866-901-3212. Present the barcode – either on a smart phone or on paper – to a cashier to be scanned at the counter. Reuse the barcode for future payments or get a new one, as needed. Find a PayNearMe location near you. PayNearMe charges a $1.99 convenience fee and guarantees payments. Notice: It may take three or four days for your payment to be posted to your child support account.

 

Some local child support agencies accept cash and other forms of payment over the counter or at a kiosk. To find out which locations accept in-office payments, contact those nearest to you by calling 866-901-3212. Office addresses are available online at www.childsup.ca.gov/offices.

Questions? If you have questions about any of the payment options, please contact a child support professional by email from within Customer Connect or by phone at 1-866-901-3212.

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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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POWER OUTAGE- We are experiencing intermittent connectivity issues

Thank you for your patience as we work on correcting this issue

We are experiencing a power outage at this time and we temporarily do not have access to our case system. We thank you in advance for your patience as we work on correcting this issue!

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Masks are required for all individuals in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status

December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022 (surgical masks or higher-level respirators are recommended)

Masking Requirements

The COVID-19 vaccines remain effective in preventing serious disease, hospitalization, and death from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Unvaccinated persons are more likely to get infected and spread the virus which is transmitted through the air and concentrates indoors. To ensure that we collectively protect the health and well-being of all Californians; keep schools open for in-person instruction; and allow California's economy to remain open and thrive, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requiring masks to be worn in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021, through January 15, 2022).

 

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FREE Virtual Workshop: Debt Reduction Program 💵- New!!

Learn how you can reduce your child support debt!!!

RivCoDCSS is hosting a FREE Virtual Workshop. Join us live, August 19th, 2021, at 10:00 am!

We will provide up-to-date information regarding child support services and programs impacted by COVID-19 and we are featuring the new Debt Reduction Program and will share who may qualify and how to apply!

Thursday, August 19th, 2021 - Live at 10:00 am

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