Ignoring a Child Support Order in Indiana can lead to Serious Consequences

Once a Trial Court in the State of Indiana issues a child support order for a child(ren), a non-custodial parent will need to make necessary arrangements to pay the ordered amount.  Ignorance of how to make payments is no excuse.

Every state has been mandated by the Title IV-D of the Federal Social Security Act to provide child support services, including enforcement of payment.  This is called the Title IV-D Child Support Program (or Title IV-D for short).  In Indiana, Title IV-D is administered by the Child Support Bureau, a division of the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS).  Title IV-D services are provided in each county by local prosecutors operating under contract with DCS.

The purpose of the program is to get child support dollars to the families.  They can assist in:

  • Locating non-custodial parents
  • Establishing paternity
  • Establishing child support and medical support orders
  • Enforcing payment of child support

Child support enforcement agents may:

  • Intercept a non-custodial parent’s lottery winnings,
  • State or federal tax refunds or
  • Insurance settlements if they’re behind in making their required payments.
  • Place added alerts in various state and federal databases if a non-custodial parent neglects to pay the child support that they owe.

County officials can:

  • Place a lien on a non-custodial parent’s car,
  • Revoke or deny their passport
  • Suspend a professional license
  • Suspend a driver’s licenses
  • Flag new hires into a new hire database.
  • Levy your bank accounts
  • Garnish your wages.
  • Report your delinquency to the credit bureaus.

Fortunately, Indiana has several ways to make child support payments on either a provisional or final order outside of an Income Withholding Order.  This is an order directed to an employer whereby the child support is deducted from the non-custodial parent’s paycheck and sent to the custodial parent, Clerk’s Office, or to the State of Indiana. This is usually the best method of paying child support because it requires no direct, regular action from the non-custodial parent. Review your Order carefully with your attorney to see if your wages will be garnished for child support or whether you are responsible to make payments directly.  In the later case, we have provided a list of payment options.

Check or Money Order

Payments by personal check, money order, cashier’s check or certified check should be made payable to the Indiana State Central Collection Unit (INSCCU) and mailed to:

Indiana State Central Collection Unit
PO Box 7130
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7130

A Child Support Remittance Form to include with your payment can be downloaded from  https://www.in.gov/dcs/files/CSB_NCP_Remittance_Form_AMD_Mar_31_2008.pdf

Information to include with your payment:

  • ISETS Case Number (If you do not know this number, contact your attorney)
  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your phone number
  • The last 4 digits of your social security number
  • Your court cause number
  • The payment amount

If you have more than one child support case: it is best practice to send one check, money order, cashier’s, or certified check per case.   If you sent one lump sum check for more than one case and fail to identify the appropriate amount for each case, you run the risk of having it all applied to one case resulting in a failure to pay child support in the other case.

Credit or Debit Card

*Fees are applied to this method

ONLINE https://www.childsupportbillpay.com/Payment/SelectEntity/368

Or call:  1-866-972-9427
You will be directed to the automated phone system to process your child support payment. Follow the prompts using the keypad on your phone. You will need to enter:

  • The Payor’s Social Security Number
  • ISETS number
  • The payment amount
  • Credit/debit card information
  • Phone number
  • Billing address for the card

CASH

*Fees may be applied

  • Make your cash payment at thousands of PayNearMe locations, including CVS, Casey’s General Store, Family Dollar, and 7-Eleven.
    • Find participating retailers at www.paynearme.com/locations.
    • Register your case and select at www.paynearme.com/indiana.
    • Print your payment barcode or opt to receive payment barcode on your mobile phone. (Each child support case will have a unique barcode that can be used at all participating retailers.)
    • Use barcode at specified retailer to pay by cash.
    • Payments process to case within 3 business days.
    • Limits apply.

 

  • Make your cash payment at thousands of U.S. MoneyGram locations, including Walmart, CVS, and Kroger.
    • Find a place to pay at the www.MoneyGram.com/locations.
    • Simply find an associate and ask them how to get started making a payment to Indiana Child Support.
    • Use Receive Code 14658 – for child support payments only
    • Payments process to case within 3 business days.
    • Limits apply.
  • Pay cash at the County Clerk’s Office in the county where your child support order was issued.  Generally, this will be the county where the Order for child support originated.