Texas Family Code - Section 234.010. Direct Deposit Of Child Support Payments
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Section: 234.002 234.004 234.006 234.007 234.008 234.009 234.0091 234.010 234.011 234.101 234.102 234.103 234.104 235.001 235.002
§ 234.010. DIRECT DEPOSIT OF CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS. (a)
The state disbursement unit authorized under this chapter may
transmit a child support payment to an obligee by electronic funds
transfer if the obligee maintains an account with a financial
(b) The work group convened under this subchapter may
develop a plan to assist an obligee who does not have an account
with a financial institution to obtain an account.
(c) The work group may determine whether it is feasible and
cost-effective for the state to administer an electronic benefits
transfer system for child support obligees and may recommend
implementation of such a system to the Title IV-D agency.
(d) After receiving any recommendations by the work group
under Subsection (c), the Title IV-D agency or the vendor selected
by the Title IV-D agency to operate the state disbursement unit may
provide for electronic benefits transfer, if the request for
proposals issued by the Title IV-D agency and any contract
resulting from the selection of a vendor to provide the services
specified in the request for proposals provides for electronic
(e) The work group may recommend and the Title IV-D agency
may establish procedures to implement this section.
(f) The Title IV-D agency, after receiving the
recommendation of the work group, may require an obligee to receive
payments by direct deposit to the obligee's bank account or by
electronic benefits transfer to an account established by the Title
IV-D agency or the state disbursement unit if the account is
established at no cost to the obligee.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1072, § 6, Sept. 1, 1999.
Renumbered from § 234.006 by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, §
21.001(33), eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Last modified: August 11, 2007