Custodial Parent Information
Parent(s) who live with the children are referred to as custodial parents. When a custodial parent receives Temporary Assistance or MO HealthNet benefits, a referral is made to the Child Support program. Individuals who do not receive public assistance benefits may apply for Child Support services. For more information about who is eligible for Child Support services, the type of services offered, and application requirements, please review the overview of child support services.
How do I get help?
How do I receive child support payments?
All child support payments received by the Family Support Payment Center and the State of Missouri, Division of Finance and Administrative Services are sent to you by direct deposit or prepaid card. If you prefer to have your support payments directly deposited into your bank account, please complete the direct deposit application online or download, print and complete the direct deposit application to submit by mail.
The Family Support Payment Center and the State of Missouri, Division of Finance and Administrative Services issue checks only in certain circumstances.