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.

Payment Options

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.

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.

  • 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! 

Pay by Phone

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

Pay by Smart Phone

  • Available for Android and iPhone, the CAChildSup mobile app lets you make electronic payments using your smartphone.

Pay by Mail

  • 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.

Pay in Cash

  • 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.

Pay at a Local Child Support Office

  • 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.

 

 


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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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