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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Indiana To Use PrePaid Credit Cards For Child Support

The state of Indiana will soon pay child support payments to recipients through the use of prepaid MasterCard or Visa branded cards, officials announced Monday. A Request for Proposal (RFP) informational meeting was scheduled for Monday  with potential vendors of the new plan. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (IDWD) is soliciting proposals from vendors on behalf of its unemployment insurance program, and on behalf of the Department of Child Services for child support payments and other programs. Under the new system, the vendor chosen by the state will issue the cards directly to the recipients. The timetable for the new plan calls for implementation in the Spring of 2006. The winning vendor will also be required to develop an extensive education and awareness plan to help make recipients aware of the changes. The State of Indiana will also promote the new plan through its public information and marketing programs. Source: Report. For more information, please click here (last visited December 7, 2005, reo).

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