Child support payments accepted at select retailers

Posted: 4:00 PM, Aug 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-08 16:00:28-04

A new service to help make paying child support easier in Michigan is hoping to benefit children and families who receive it.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and its Michigan State Disbursement Unit launched a partnership with an electronic payment provider, PayNearMe®, that will allow parents to make support payments with cash at more than 550 Michigan and 17,000 nationwide participating 7-Elevens and Family Dollar stores.

“Michigan is committed to offering child support customers a variety of convenient options to make their payments. We are continually adding innovative services that respond to customer preferences and needs,” said Erin Frisch, director of the Office of Child Support within MDHHS. “If we make this process more convenient, children will receive the support that they need and deserve more quickly.”

According to the statement, many parents pay child support by cash or money orders. If a parent has transportation or other challenges to get to a Friend of the Court office, this payment option will help make it easier for them.

To use the service, there is a $1.99 fee, and it can take up to three businesses days before it is posted.

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