The Minnesota child support office requires parents who receive child support payments to use direct deposit. Payments can be deposited into a checking, savings or stored value card account (ReliaCard). Learn more about stored value cards.
To verify that payments have been credited to your bank account, check with your financial institution. It may take up to two business days from the date the child support office issues the payment for the bank to credit it to your account. Weekends and state and federal holidays are not business days. As soon as the bank credits the direct deposit payment to your account, the money is available for use.
The child support office cannot send direct deposit payments to financial institutions outside of the United States. If you have direct deposit and plan to move outside of the United States, contact your county child support worker.