Child support pass-through payment: What is it?

Starting February 1, 2021, a person who receives Temporary Assistance for Needy Families through the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) for one or more children may receive a portion of child support paid on their case, called a pass-through payment.

The Division of Child Support (DCS) will send a pass-through payment if we receive the collection (payment) on or after February 1, 2021. Payments on your DCS case may not always arrive at the beginning of the month. Pass-through payments are only disbursed once we have received a payment from the other parent. We cannot send a pass-through in advance - only when we collect a payment from the other parent.