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Income Withholding

The best method for making payments is through income withholding. Your child support payments can be withheld directly from your paycheck and sent by your employer to pay your child support. This ensures your payments are made on time. 

Electronic Payment

Automatic Withdrawal Payments (Deduct from Your Bank Account) 
Online automatic withdrawal payments can be made through ExpertPay℠. Register for ExpertPay℠. Payments can also be made by telephone at 800.403.0879. Payments made through ExpertPay℠ are received at the Illinois State Disbursement Unit (SDU) in 5 business days. There is a one-time registration fee of $2.50. There are no transaction fees.

Credit/Debit Card Payments
Online credit/debit card or PayPal payments can be made through ExpertPay℠. Register for ExpertPay℠. Payments also can be made by telephone at 866.645.6347. Payments made through ExpertPay℠ are received at the Illinois State Disbursement Unit in 4 business days. Fees are 2.95% of the payment amount with a maximum fee amount of $60.

Online credit/debit card payments can also be made through MoneyGram®. Click here for online payments. Payments also can be made by telephone at 800.926.9400. Payments made through MoneyGram® are received at the Illinois State Disbursement Unit in 2 business days.

*Fee Comparison (Online Credit/Debit Card Payments)
The table below compares fees charged by ExpertPay℠ and MoneyGram® for a variety of sample payment amounts.

Payment
Amount
Fee Amount

ExpertPay℠MoneyGram®
$50$1.48$7.99
$100$2.95$7.99
$150
$4.43$9.99
$200$5.90$9.99
$300$8.85$11.99
$400$11.80$13.99
$500$14.75$16.99
$1000$29.50$27.00
$1500$44.25$40.50
$2000$59.00$52.00
$2500$60.00$65.00

 

Mail Payment

Make checks and money orders payable to Illinois State Disbursement Unit (SDU)

Mail payments to:
Illinois State Disbursement Unit (SDU)
P.O. Box 5400
Carol Stream, IL 60197-5400

Properly identify payments with the following information for each payment on each separate order:

  • Full Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Payment amount for each case/docket number if there is more than one order
  • Case/docket number

Special Enforcement Payments
Mail payments to:
Illinois State Disbursement Unit (SDU)
Attn: (Driver's License, Passport, Lien, etc.)
P.O. Box 4614
Carol Stream, IL 60197-4614

Walk-In Payment

MoneyGram® locations throughout the state
Walmart and CVS Pharmacy® are among the retailers providing MoneyGram® services. To locate a MoneyGram® location near you, click here. Look for locations offering "Pay a Bill" services. Walmart also accepts pin-based debit card payments. Click here to see for more information on "how to make walk-in MoneyGram® payments." Payments made through MoneyGram® are received at the Illinois State Disbursement Unit in 2 business days. MoneyGram® charges a $3.99 fee per walk-in payment.

Regional Office
All Child Support Services Regional Offices accept personal checks and money orders. Cash will NOT be accepted.


 


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