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Child Support – Payment Information for Parents
Parents can get up-to-the minute information about payments online or by telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Parents need their 10-digit participant number and personal identification number (PIN) to get their case and payment information. Information about the participant number and PIN is found 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 through income withholding.
Other options for paying child support payments include:
Parents can make their child support payments by check, cashier’s check, or money order to the Child Support Payment Center unless income withholding or automatic-recurring withdrawal is in place. Payments should include the 10-digit participant number or case number.
Make checks payable to:
Send payments to:
If the obligor pays the other parent directly:
Federal and state regulations govern how payments are applied. The child support agency applies payments according to these rules:
Questions about payments
Any questions about how payments apply to a case should be directed to the county child support agency handling the case.
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.
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