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State Disbursement Unit (SDU)

The California Child Support Automated Payment System will provide employers a safe and convenient way to submit child support withholding payments on behalf of their employees. Payments can be made using electronic funds transfer (EFT) submitted to a single physical location.

The State Disbursement Unit offers multiple methods to remit payments electronically, which are fast, simple and secure. For EFT/EDI payment processing, please contact the SDU at 1-866-901-3212.

When a party is receiving child support services offered through a county child support agency, the case is a IV-D case. A Non-IV-D case in comparison is when the parties are not obtaining services through a county child support agency and the custodial party or a representative acting on his or her behalf serves the employer with an income withholding order.

When processing a Non-IV-D Income Withholding Order, the employer should keep the original withholding form and send a copy to the California State Disbursement Unit (SDU) by eFax to casdu-electronichelpdesk@firstdata.com, fax to (916) 576-8881 or mail to the following address:

  • California State Disbursement Unit
  • P.O.Box 980218
  • West Sacramento, CA 95798-0218

The SDU will provide a case number by return mail that the employer must include on all payments for the case.

Some employees may have more than one child support obligation and it is possible for an employee to have both a IV-D and Non-IV-D obligation, as well as withholding orders from other states. Employers whose employees have multiple withholding orders are advised to call (866) 901-3212 for assistance in calculating the amount to withhold.

Information on how the State Disbursement Unit (SDU) will benefit employers is available on the California Department of Child Support Services. To access this information, go to www.casdu.com. In addition, a new Employer Handbook is also available which provides detailed information on issues specific to employers.

All support payments made through income withholding for IV-D and Non-IV-D cases, should provide the case number and be mailed to the following address:

  • State Disbursement Unit
  • P.O. Box 989067
  • West Sacramento, CA 95789

COVID-19: Electronic Service of Documents

COVID-19: Electronic Service of Documents (California Rules of Court Update)

Effective April 17, 2020, additional temporary rules have been added to the California Rules of Court in response to COVID-19. To sustain essential court services in California state court and to promote social distancing, the Judicial Council announced the adoption of an initial set of Emergency Rules to the California Rules of Court, which went into effect earlier this month on April 6, 2020.

All documents served on either party can be submitted electronically by sending an email to: ServicePortal@RivCo.org

Monday, April 20, 2020/Author: Marquese Howard/Number of views (52)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating