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Receiving Support Payments

The Pennsylvania State Collection and Disbursement Unit (SCDU) has replaced paper checks with two options for payees to receive support payments:

  1. Direct Deposit or
  2. Pennsylvania EPPICard 


Direct Deposit:

  • No waiting for checks to arrive via the mail
  • No check cashing fees 
  • No lost or stolen checks
  • No waiting for the deposit to clear the bank

How to enroll for Direct Deposit:

  • Contact the PA SCDU Customer Service Center at 877-727-7238 to have a direct deposit form mailed to you, or
  • Click here to download a direct deposit form and instructions.

When PA SCDU receives and enters the Direct Deposit information onto PACSES, you will be removed from the Pennsylvania EPPICard system.

Pennsylvania EPPICard:

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania EPPICard provides Payees with a debit card for receiving and managing ongoing deposits of support funds to their account.

As a card holder of the Pennsylvania EPPICard:

  • Money can be accessed through point of sale device at a merchant that accepts MasterCard debit cards or Maestro.
  • Cash withdrawals can be made at any ATM or banking locations (teller windows) displaying the MasterCard, Maestro or Cirrus brand marks.
  • The card is accepted at a wide range of retail and grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, retail outlets, pharmacies and various service centers and other locations worldwide.

For more information:

Pennsylvania EPPICard

EPPICard Fact Sheet
EPPICard Tips for Responsible Use