All payments are sent to a central payment center where they are processed within 24 hours resulting in payment to the applicant.
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There are several ways to make a child support payment:
Automatic withdrawals: Some parents may pay their support by automatic-recurring withdrawal.
Retail Locations: Parents can now pay their support with cash at certainretail locations (Casey’s General Store, CVS, Family Dollar and Seven-Eleven)using a vendor called PayNearMe. Child Support Services will have accessto PayNearMe's portal to help parents get the barcode they need to make apayment. Please contact Child Support Services or go to the PayNearMe websitefor more information http://paynearme.com/en/
Online Payments: Parents can make payments using Minnesota Child Support Online (MCSO) at www.dhs.state.mn.us
Payments are made from their checking or savings account to the Minnesota Child Support Payment Center through a secure online application.
Mail: Parents may pay their support by check, cashier's check or money order. Parents must identify their payments to ensure that they get credit for them and the payments are applied to the correct case. Parents should include their name on the payment and at least one number, such as:
•Child support case number
•Participant number (also called MCI number)
•Social Security number Do not send cash.
Do not send payments to the other parent directly.
Make checks payable to: Minnesota Child Support Payment Center
Send payments to: Minnesota Child Support Payment Center P.O. Box 64326 St. Paul, MN 55164-0326
Processing time: 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.
Applications for child support and spousal support (income withholding-only) services can be found at www.dhs.state.mn.us or by contacting the Anoka County Child Support Services at 763-324-2420 or in person at any county child support office.