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Direct Deposit of Child Support

Eligibility
All petitioners receiving ordered support payments from an employee of the City of New York, Department of Education, or the New York City Housing Authority that are mailed directly to their designated address are eligible to join the program. This program is not available to those recipients who are paid through the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), or other non-NYS Support Collection Agencies.


The Benefits of Direct Deposit
Petitioners who have their child support payments directly deposited into their accounts discover how this process is safer, faster, smarter, and offers better control of the monies due you. With no cost, accounts can be updated electronically and the funds be made available in your own account early each payday.

Learn more about direct deposit


Child Drawing Enrollment
Eligible petitioners may submit a completed Direct Deposit of Child Support Enrollment/Cancellation form to:

NYC Office of Payroll Administration
Payroll Customer Service Division
Ordered Deductions Unit
One Centre Street, Room 200N
New York, NY 10007

Please remember:
  • A voided check or savings statement copy must accompany the application so OPA can verify the account number
  • The petitioner’s signature on the application must be notarized.
  • Applicants should retain a copy of the completed application for their records
Direct deposit payments will begin within two or three pay periods of OPA's receipt of the completed application.

Download Enrollment/Cancellation Form (PDF)


Tracking the Payments
Contact your bank's customer service department to confirm that payments have been deposited in your account. Funds are credited to your account on pay day.


Changes to Direct Deposit of Child Support Payments
The Direct Deposit of Child Support Enrollment/Cancellation form can also be used to change the account's owner, number, type, and/or ABA number.

Download the Enrollment/Cancellation form (PDF)
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