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How does the child support system in Nebraska work?

People who have been receiving or paying child support in Nebraska are probably accustomed to going through the Clerk of the District Court for child support issues. Because of a ruling by the federal government, these payments must be centralized by state. In Nebraska, this means the clerks will no longer send child support payments. Instead, the Nebraska Child Support Payment Center will issue payments.

How should payments be made to the NCSPC?

All child support payments will be made to the NCSPC. If an individual pays his or her own child support, he or she will get a bill with a coupon and an envelope. He or she must complete the coupon and send it in the envelope provided with the check for the payment. If the payment clears, the account is credited for the funds. If the payment is declined, the payment will be re-presented and an insufficient fund fee will be charged to the person paying the child support. Once the payment is received, the case is credited and a notice of the payment is sent to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services.

How do recipients get the child support payments?

Child support payments are made to the recipients via direct deposit. Child support recipients should complete the direct deposit form and return it to ensure they get the payments they are expecting.

The child support system is meant to help children get what they need to live. Understanding the system for making and receiving payments is vital for anyone who has to use the system. Those with questions should seek out answers to ensure they are complying with the law.

Source: Nebraska Child Support Payment Center, "Individual Receiving Child Support" Dec. 15, 2014

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