Nebraskans paying child support using cash, money orders or a cashier’s check can now make payments electronically. Troy Reiners is the director of the Nebraska ChildSupport Payment Center – a division of the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office – and says the state is teaming with “PayNearMe”, an electronic cash transaction network.
Reiners says the first thing those wanting to use the service need to do is to log on to the Nebraska Child Support Center’s website. From there the parent will be able to print a payment barcode or send it to his or her smart phone. When they are ready to make a payment they select one of 17,000 PayNearMe participating locations nationwide and go to the check-out line. The cashier will scan the payment barcode and accept the cash payment. When complete the Child Support Payment Center will be notified.
Reiners says 7-Eleven, Family Dollar and ACE Cash Express are several of the participating businesses. There is a $3.99 fee per transaction.
Reiners says more than 52,000 non-custodial parents make payments each month. In March, 501 cash payments, 2,326 money orders and 79 cashier’s checks were processed.
Nebraska is the first state to use this option for child support payments.