Developed by Access Idaho, the new tool is designed to improve the child support payment process, to help parents prevent missing payments and to avoid legal issues when trying to meet their court-ordered obligations.
After setting up a username and password, parents can select "Create Plan;" select a frequency of weekly, every other week or monthly; enter their credit or debit card information securely; and let the online system do the rest. Payments will be made automatically on the date(s) selected.
To set up an account, parents will need their Social Security number, mailing address, email address and Client ID. Accounts can be edited or removed at any time.
In addition to making payments, parents can use the system to look up online payments for the last six months or the last five payments from any source, plus review non-custodial parent (NCP) and custodial parent (CP) totals due.
Health and Welfare’s online child support service is available in Spanish, as well, and collects an average of over $2.7 million per month for Idaho’s children.
Access Idaho is managed under a statewide contract awarded to Idaho Information Consortium (IIC), a Boise-based company and wholly owned subsidiary of digital government firm NIC’s (NASDAQ:EGOV) family of companies.
About Idaho Information Consortium
Idaho Information Consortium (IIC) is the administrator and network manager of Idaho’s official Web portal (idaho.gov) and provider of electronic government solutions for Idaho state and local governments.
NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in 1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is a leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1 out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an NIC service. The Company created the nation's first personal assistant for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at www.egov.com.