Receiving

Child Support Payments

We strive to make sure that payments made by the Person Paying Support (PPS) and owed to the Person Receiving Support (PRS) are delivered in a timely manner. To assist PRSs, the State Disbursement Unit (SDU) provides the following options for receiving support payments:

Learn more at California Department of Child Support Services' website or call (866) 901-3212.

Visit California Child Support Services

Kids Group
Direct Deposit

You can have the payments automatically deposited into a checking or savings account. There are several ways to enroll:

  • You can enroll online at SDU Direct Deposit Login. You will need to provide your social security number and your participant identification number.
  • You can enroll by telephone. You may call the SDU at (866) 901-3212, Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. You will need to provide your social security number and your participant identification number.
  • You can enroll using the California Child Support App.
  • You can enroll by mail by completing a Direct Deposit Authorization Form and mailing it to the SDU at:

CA SDU
P.O. Box 989064
West Sacramento, CA 95798-9064

Direct Deposit Login Go to Mobile App page Download Direct Deposit Authorization Form

Electronic Payment Card (EPC)

You receive a Mastercard branded card that works like a debit card. You can receive support payments easier, faster and have access to the funds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The card can be used everywhere Mastercard is accepted. Some fees may be associated with the Electronic Payment Card.

  • You can enroll online at SDU Enroll for EPC. You will need to provide your social security number and your participant identification number.
  • You can enroll by telephone. You may call the SDU at (866) 901-3212, Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. You will need to provide your social security number and your participant identification number.

Download Electronic Payment Card Enroll for EPC

Standard Bank Check

If you do not select one of the options above, the SDU will send the payment to the PRS's current mailing address on record with the Department of Child Support Services. 

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