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Receiving child support payments

Information on receiving child support payments.

The State of Michigan is required, by law, to send child support payments electronically.

If you are to receive child support payments, you may elect to receive them one of two ways:

  • Direct deposit into a personal checking or savings account; or
  • Direct deposit to a child support debit card.

You will receive a check for your first payment, but will be asked to set up either direct deposit or a debit card.  If you do not make a choice, you will automatically be issued a debit card.

Setting up electronic payments

Please fill out a direct deposit or debit card form to receive your child support electronically.

Direct deposit

If you choose to use direct deposit, please complete the direct deposit authorization form.  Print the form, complete the requested information, and sign it.  You will need to attach a voided personal check to have the funds deposited into your checking account.  To have funds deposited into your savings account, you will need to contact your bank to get written verification of your account and routing numbers.  Attach the written verification to the completed Direct Deposit form, and mail to the address provided on the form.

Debit card

If you choose a receive child support payments on a debit card, please complete the debit card form.  Print the form, complete the requested information, and sign it.  Mail to the address provided on the form.  There is no pre-authorization or credit check process to receive this card.  Your child support payments are deposited on a US Bank ReliaCard Visa debit card.  This card is used as a Visa debit card only.  Only the State of Michigan may deposit funds into this account.  For additional ReliaCard Visa Debit Card information and associated fees click here.

Tracking payments:

You may view your child support case online using the secure MiChildSupport website. MiChildSupport is available 24-hours a day and provides case information, including support payments.

You may also hear information about your child support case by calling the Michigan child support county interactive voice response (IVR) at 877-543-2660.

This information provided by MiSDU.