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Washington now accepts cash child support payments at 7-Eleven stores

UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018

Washingtonians can now make cash child support payments at 7-Eleven convenience stores using a PayNearMe account. (Business Wire)
Washingtonians can now make cash child support payments at 7-Eleven convenience stores using a PayNearMe account. (Business Wire)

Washingtonians can now pay child support using cash at 7-Eleven stores.

The state’s Department of Social and Health Services announced Monday it’s partnering with PayNearMe, a national vendor, to enable cash payments of child support at 7-Eleven, Ace Cash Express or Casey’s General Store locations.

There is a $1.99 fee per payment for using the service.

DSHS receives the majority of child support payments through wage withholding. The agency also takes payments through mail, through a state payment portal, in person or through bank account deductions.

“The majority of parents with child support cases do pay regularly, and many of those who don’t want to pay but have some hurdles to overcome,” said Wally McClure, director DSHS’ Division of Child Support, in a news release.

There are almost 250 7-Eleven stores in Washington, according to the release, and most are open 24 hours a day.

People need to create an account online with PayNearMe to use the system. A link and more information is available at childsupportonline.wa.gov.

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