The State of California has partnered with MoneyGram to provide convenient locations for paying child support to the Sacramento County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS).
Parents previously had to drive to a local DCSS office if they preferred in-person payment, but can now pay while they shop at one of approximately 100 locations in Sacramento like CVS Pharmacy, Walmart, or Raley’s.
“This increased access makes the child support payment process easier,” stated Terrie Porter, director of DCSS. “It benefits the children and their families when parents are able to make payments on time.”
Parents can pay MoneyGram with cash, debit, and credit at any of its nationwide locations. To make payments, parents need their personal Participant Identification Number (PAR ID) and the Receive Code 14630. There is a $1.99 convenience fee, but for many the accessibility saves money on time and travel. Payments may take up to 3 days to post, so parents should plan accordingly.
Child support payments may also be made online, by phone, by mail, and by mobile app for increased convenience.
Go to the MoneyGram website to find locations in your area. To find out which local DCSS offices accept in-person payments, call 866-901-3212 or visit the DCSS list online.
Gospel Cruz, Communications and Media Intern