The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Child Support Enforcement and the BCSE, administers the Pennsylvania Child Support Enforcement Program. State and federal laws govern how child support orders are established and enforced.
Child support is money a parent pays to help provide food, clothing and other things for his or her child. Child support may include medical support, payment of uncovered medical bills and contributions to child care costs. If you are applying for child support, a complaint for child support must be filed with the court. If the mother of the child is unmarried, the DRS will need proof of the child’s paternity to be eligible to collect child support for your children.
The ways you can receive child support payments are as follows: the EPPICard Debit MasterCard or direct deposit into a personal bank account. In order to setup direct deposit you must contact the PA State Collection and Disbursement Unit at 1-877-727-7238. If you do not choose direct deposit, an EPPICard will be issued to you.