Direct deposit, also known as electronic funds transfer (EFT), means the automatic deposit of all your child support (and, if applicable, spousal maintenance) payments directly into one bank account. The bank account must be a savings or checking account.
When a payment is posted to your child support case, your bank is electronically notified to credit your account. In most instances, the payment will be received at your bank within three business days after DCSS applies the payment to your case.
The Authorization for Direct Deposit form can be obtained from Department of Child Support Services or your local Clerk of Court Office. To obtain an authorization form that is available on the DCSS website. The form can be mailed to the DCSS address listed on the form or to your local Clerk of Court Office. You may also use this form to make changes to your bank account information, stop a current direct deposit, or to stop or start EPC.
After the authorization form is received, completely filled out and signed by you, the bank will be contacted to set up the direct deposits. Please allow four to six weeks for direct deposit to take effect. In the meantime, you will continue to receive your support checks in the mail.