Paying and Receiving Support Payments

All payments are made to and received from the Pennsylvania State Collection and Disbursement Unit (PA SCDU). Information regarding paying and receiving child support can be found in the Pennsylvania Child Support Handbook.

All payments are to be made to PA SCDU. However, Cumberland County Domestic Relations Office also provides clients with a convenient option for making child support payments. This is in addition to the payment methods listed in the Pennsylvania Child Support Handbook. If you are making a purge payment, a Court payment, self - employed, not currently wage attached or paying fees you may appear in the office, at 13 N. Hanover St. Carlisle, PA, to make a credit card payment. You may also make a child support payment online at . If you access this site from a mobile device, there is a mobile version for your convenience. Finally you may also contact a live agent by telephone Monday-Friday 7am-7pm CST at 1-888-877-0450. The payments made should, in most cases, be received by PA SCDU within 3 business days.

Federal guidelines have mandated a payment hierarchy schedule for the disbursement of child support payments. At the top of the schedule is the amount of current child support ordered for the month [the Monthly Support Obligation (MSO)].
All the money received from the Defendant will be applied to the MSO until paid; then any additional money will be applied to the Defendant’s other obligations (examples: arrears, medical bills, court costs, and fees) per the hierarchy schedule.
Pursuant to federal and state regulations, a $25 annual fee may be assessed to your child support case.

If you need information about a payment on your account, please call PA SCDU at 1-877-727-7238 and inquire via their telephone computer system, or view information via the Pennsylvania Child Support Website. Please direct all other correspondence to your Conference Officer at P.O. Box 320, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013 and identify all correspondence with your case number.