What Is The Nevada Child Support Debit Card Program?
Fortunately for Nevada Residents, Nevada has made it easier than ever for parents to receive their court ordered child support payments. The Nevada Child Support Program is an optional convenience for parents in Nevada to circumvent contact with their ex while still receiving the child support owed to them. Often times, my clients will opt into having the child support payments received through the Nevada Child Support Program to avoid any future contacts with their exes or to make the payment a little bit more dependable.
There are two ways in which you can collect your child support payments through the Nevada Child Support Program. One is through a direct deposit, and the other is through a debit card. The direct deposit and the debit card work the same in that the payments that are made to the Child Support Program are both deposited into either your bank account or into a Visa debit card account. As opposed to checks, which were accepted in the past, and are no longer being accepted by the Child Support Program, there are advantages to using the direct deposit, and or the child support debit card.
- One of them is that the payments will automatically continue without any interruption if you should move and change addresses. In the past, you’d have to contact them, let them know about your address, so that the checks could be mailed to the new address. Now that will be uninterrupted and the money will just automatically be deposited in either your bank account or the debit card.
- Another thing is that if you’re using the debit card, you can withdraw money from any ATM, all over town.
- Also, you can make purchases directly with the debit card, and you can also take cash advances if you are using that debit card.
The thing to remember about the debit card is that it is not a credit card. It is kind of like a prepaid card in that, the only money you can use from it is the money that has been deposited into the card from the child support payments. So you cannot use it as a credit card.
The only possible disadvantages that I can see with both the direct deposit and the debit card is that some banks may charge you fees for the direct deposit service or for using the debit card in an ATM. The Nevada Child Support Program does not charge you for these services but certain banks may, so make sure that you check with the banks before you use either one.
If you’re experiencing a complicated and hostile divorce, I hope this option can help you collect your child support money from the Child Support Program without having to have further communications with your ex, if you don’t choose to have it, and also to have more of a dependable time frame in which you can expect your child support payments.
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