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New convenient ways to make child support payments


THE NEVADA CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM NEWS RELEASE – The Nevada Child Support Enforcement Program, a service unit within the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, is pleased to offer new convenient online and telephone payment options.  Beginning March 4, 2013, child support payments may be made 24 hours a day and seven days a week by debit card, electronic check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover using self-service internet or telephone payment processing.

The Division has partnered with a national payment processing company to provide this service. Beginning March 4, 2013, parents wishing to pay child support online may visit www.dwss.nv.gov and click on the “Make Payments Online” option in the Child Support Menu. To pay by telephone, call toll free 1-855-288-2352 and follow the prompts.

Most parents pay court ordered child support by payroll deduction. However, electronic payments provide an alternative for those that need another way to send payments, such as those who want to make payments in addition to payroll deductions, are self-employed, live overseas, or are paying for someone else.

The research is clear, children who receive their court ordered support payments are more likely to successfully navigate life’s challenges and achieve future success. Offering electronic payment options will help parents meet their child support obligations timely and speed the delivery of funds to families.

The Child Support Enforcement Program in Nevada is a partnership between the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services and participating counties. For more information visit www.dwss.nv.gov.

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