The child support order will require the non-custodial parent to send all child support payments to the local Child Support Enforcement Unit's (CSEU) Support Collection Unit (SCU). In order to keep track of payments, the SCU will build a computerized account, which will keep track of how much child support is due, and the frequency at which it is due.
If the non-custodial parent's employer is known, a notice called an income execution (IEX) will be sent to the employer notifying them of the amount of child support that should be taken from the non-custodial parent's wages and where the child support money should be sent. If an employer is not known, the non-custodial parent will receive billing coupons that will indicate the amount due, when the payment is due, and where payments should be mailed.
The SCU is also responsible for mailing checks to custodial parents. Thus, when a payment is received by the SCU, the SCU will send a check to the custodial parent. If the custodial parent is on temporary or safety net assistance, the first $50 of current support collected during the month will be sent to the custodial parent - this is called a support "pass-through" payment.
The remainder of the money received from the non-custodial parent will be used to reimburse the local, State, and federal government for temporary or safety net assistance paid to the custodial parent.
The New York State child support program provides custodial parents with assistance in obtaining financial support and medical insurance coverage for their children by locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing support orders, and collecting and distributing child support payments. This information changes periodically. Visit the www.newyorkchildsupport.com for up-to-date information.
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