Parents in North Carolina now have expanded methods of paying child support
It will now be easier for parents in North Carolina to pay child support payments.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says payments can now be accepted through Apple Pay, Google Pay, Venmo and PayPal, by credit card or debit card via phone -- as well as by cash or debit card at local Walmart stores.
Parents and employers who want to pay through Apple Pay, Google Pay, Venmo and PayPal must register online at www.nc.smartchildsupport.com and follow the online instructions.
Customers who want to pay with either cash or a debit card at a local Walmart Money Center will need to provide their name and Master Participant Index number – the unique number assigned to each child support customer. There is a $2 service fee per transaction at Walmart.
Senior Director for Human Services Carla West said the goal is to meet parents where they are, so they can focus on what is most important — providing the emotional and financial support their children need.
Customers can continue to pay via mail or bank draft as they previously have. These payment methods have no additional fees.