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Child Support Payment information for parents
If the obligor pays the other parent directly:
Parents can get up-to-the minute information about payments online or by telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To access payment information, parents need their 10-digit participant number and personal identification number (PIN).. Information about the participant number and PIN is on Minnesota Child Support Online.
In most cases, the Child Support Payment Center sends the support collected and owed to the obligee within two (2) days. Funds collected through certain tax refund offsets may be held for up to six months to make sure the refund was properly intercepted.
Most payments paid on cases come from employers through income withholding. IMPORTANT: If income withholding ends for any reason, the obligor is responsible to make the payments and send them to the Child Support Payment Center.
Obligors who do not pay through income withholding may pay by automatic-recurring withdrawal (ARW), or mail: check, cashiers check, or money orders sent to the Child Support Payment Center.
Identify payments with at least one number such as:
Send payments to:
Payments received at the Child Support Payment Center on Friday, Saturday or Sunday are issued the following Monday. Payments received the day before state holidays are issued the next business day.
Federal and state regulations govern how payments are applied. The child support agency applies payments according to these rules:
Sometimes child support services require a fee.
Cost recovery fee
Federal annual fee
Non-IV-D services fee
The monthly billing statement is a report of money owed, including any interest charged, and money that the Child Support Payment Center (CSPC) received during the last month.
Any questions about charges, payments, fees or how the state applies payments to a case should be directed to the county child support worker handling the case.
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