Electronic Pay Card Definition
An Electronic Pay Card (EPC) is similar to a debit card.
The parent with custody of a child for whom child support is being paid may choose to receive the support payment from DCSS through an EPC.
When the custodial parent chooses to receive the payment through the EPC, they no longer receive a check; the child support funds are accessed through the EPC.
When there is an active direct deposit account and an active pay card account, DCSS's check generation process applies the funds to the direct deposit account.
Participants must complete an application for an EPC. An application may be downloaded from the DCSS web site or requested at any local DCSS office.