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California Electronic Child Support Payment Changes Coming in April

BY: Lia Coniglio, Esq. | 02/28/20

California employers should know that as of Monday, April 20, 2020, all ACH debit and credit card payments for child support will be processed by ExpertPay. Child support payments will no longer be processed by the California State Disbursement Unit. This does not affect employers that pay via ACH credit [California Child Support Services, Employer Resource Center].

After April 20, 2020, employers will be able to set up recurring payments through ExpertPay.


Employer Registration

Employers can register now with ExpertPay to be ready for the changes. There will be a grace period for registration without a fee until June 15, 2020.

The California Child Support Services website has updated its Employer FAQs with information regarding the change.

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Lia Coniglio, Esq., is Managing Editor of PayState Update and Manager of State Payroll Information Resources for the APA.