In August, 2004, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania implemented the new EPPICard™
program. Custodial parents can now access their payments online using a MasterCard® debit card.
Your payments are automatically loaded onto the card and you can go to millions of MasterCard® ATM and
retailer locations in Pennsylvania and around the world to make purchases or receive cash.
To learn more about EPPICard™!
You can set up an EFT account by contacting the PA State Collections and Disbursement Unit (SCDU)
Customer Service Unit at 1-877-727-7238 OR obtain the EFT form from Obtain Forms.
- You must have your own checking or savings account to set up an EFT account.
- Please take the EFT form to your bank and have them complete Section 2 of the direct deposit form.
Plaintiff Payment Processing
In the event that a Domestic Relations Section (DRS) orders a plaintiff to pay costs, refund a defendant
for an overpayment or make any other payment through the Pennsylvania Child Support Enforcement System
(PACSES), the payment must be handled at the DRS. PACSES does not support plaintiff payments therefore,
the SCDU is unable to post this type of payment.
When a plaintiff makes payment at the DRS the DRS worker may take advantage of the Over the Counter (OTC)
processing provided by the SCDU. The payment must be posted to the OTC web site by the DRS worker using
the defendant’s member ID and case ID if appropriate. A PACSES distribution hold should be placed on the
defendant’s case/s so that the receipt may be manually distributed to the correct debt type or refunded
to the defendant.