Starting in June, child support recipients in Alabama can receive their child support payments in the form of deposits to their Visa card. AmSouth Bank will partner with the state of Alabama (Alabama Central Disbursement Division) to offer the option, which will reduce the state’s cost of printing and mailing checks. Here’s a story about it from Birmingham Business Journal.
Child support recipients will be able to use the card wherever merchants accept Visa cards, and they will be able to make one free cash withdrawal for each payment as long as they use an AmSouth or Allpoint ATM.
This option brings to three the ways child support recipients can receive their money: (1) they can have the money credited to their Visa card; (2) they can receive a direct deposit to their checking account; or (3) they can have a check printed and mailed to them.