Collection and Distribution of Support

Federal and state laws require that all child support payments be processed at a central location. Noncustodial parents and/or their employers can send child support payments to North Carolina Child Support Centralized Collections (NCCSCC), which processes and sends these payments to the appropriate custodial parents/payees.

The collection and distribution of child support payments are the primary objectives of child support services.

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Collection and Distribution Process

A court order for child support dictates the amount of support to be paid and how often it should be paid. All child support payments handled by NC Child Support Services are sent to the NC Child Support Centralized Collections. Payments are received by various methods such as direct payments, income withholding and interception of tax refunds.  

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