How to Change a Child Support Direct Deposit

Are you still going down the traditional route and waiting for your child support to arrive via physical checks? Would you like a more convenient way? Direct Deposit is the answer! 

The process of changing your Child Support to Direct Deposit will vary on the state you live in. But the basic process is to download and fill out a form that will be available online. Then mail this form to the local bank account, and the payment method will be changed to Direct Deposit.

In the rest of the blog, I will elaborate more on this process to guide you better and solve any doubts you may have. 

What Are the Steps To Change Child Support To Direct Deposit?

To be very honest, changing your Child Support to Direct Deposit is very easy and won’t take you more than 15 minutes to complete this task. 

However, since it varies from state to state, I have listed below a few states and the procedure they follow. So sit down with your notepads, identify your state, and note down the process! 

1. New York 

  1. Download and fill out this form:
  2. Next, there are 2 parts to be wary of: 

Section A: Personal information

This is where you will have to Include your name, mailing address, date of birth, Social Security number, New York Case Identifier (account number), county name, phone number, and email address. Basically, it is all your private and personal information, things you already know about.

Section B: Financial institution

This part is tricky because every piece of information is required. Right from the name and address of the financial institution, the type of account—checking or savings, your account number and even your routing transit number, the representative’s signature if that is you, and finally date.

In case you happen to miss out on submitting any information, your form will be rejected! So be smart and double-check twice! 

2. Wisconsin 

For the state of Wisconsin, you download either of these three forms, 

Direct Deposit Application Form – English

Direct Deposit Application Form – Hmong 

Direct Deposit Application Form – Spanish 

Once you do this, there will be a middle section of the form. Select the box which says “I want to – Change My Account.” This may sound repetitive, but always check if you have entered your account details correctly.

Finally, all you have to do now is mail the freshly filled form. Hold on! Where’s the address? You can find the address in the top left corner of the form. 

3. New Jersey

For the state of New Jersey, the steps to change to Direct Deposit are again very simple. 

  1. First things first, visit the website:
  2. Next, you have to change your bank information. To do this, visit the Case Information Portal. Click here to access the portal.
  3. Still struggling to complete the process online? Don’t worry! The telephone will come to the rescue. You can request a Direct Deposit Authorization Form by calling 1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371).

4. Michigan

The process for Michigan is very straightforward, with no hassle at all. 

Like always, you have to fill out a form that you can find on their website. The “Direct Deposit Authorization” form is found on the MiSDU website at:

This has to be then mailed to the address mentioned in the form, and then you are done.

5. Texas

For the state of Texas, there are three approaches to changing your Child Support to Direct Deposit. 

  1. Online Through Child Support Interactive (CSI): You can quickly sign up and submit your direct deposit application by logging in to Child Support Interactive.
  2. Over the Phone: You can contact the Texas State Disbursement Unit for help enrolling at (800) 252-8014
  3. Direct Deposit Authorization Form: Lastly, You can enroll in direct deposit by completing the Direct Deposit Authorization form. If you need help completing the form, call the Texas State Disbursement Unit at (800) 252-8014.

Either method you choose, you can rest assured that you will be assisted very efficiently, and your task will no longer feel like a chore but a breeze. 

6. Florida 

Here’s an interesting fact about the state of Florida. They are no longer sending out paper checks, which means they strive to be completely paperless. That is such a great way to be mindful of the environment. 

Since it is all electronic, you can have two options. 

You can either choose to receive your payments electronically via Direct deposit or via the smiONE Visa Prepaid Card. 

But in case you have not chosen how you want to receive your payments, by default, the setting will be via the smiONE prepaid card. So make sure you choose the most convenient way for yourself. 

It usually takes two days after we process the payment for it to be reflected in your account. You can check it out in your savings account or on the payment card. 

For more information, you can always visit the online website. You can get payment information by using the following options:

  1. Florida State Disbursement Unit Customer Service, 1-877-769-0251
  2. Child Support eServices, if you have a case with them
  3. Clerks of Court website at

This is a very secure and helpful service that you must take full advantage of to get better assistance. 

7. California 

In California, the process is similar. Only here will you have to visit the California State Disbursement Unit (SDU) website

After this, select the “Person Receiving Support” option, and you will be taken to the Direct Deposit sign-up option. Now, you can choose to go for Direct Deposit and have total control over how you receive your payments. 

Easy, simple, and super convenient – that is what Direct Deposit is all about. 

Final Thoughts

Direct Deposit very a very reliable way to receive your Child Support payments. By choosing to convert to Direct Deposit from the mail system, you are simply making life easier for yourself. 

It is a great way to save time and money. The process is so easy that it is worth taking 15 minutes to change your payment method! 

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