Social Service Payment System

The Department of Social and Health Services uses SSPS to pay for a variety of services that facilitate employment, increase independence, and protect children, the fragile elderly, and disabled children and adults.

SSPS is used to provide authorization and payment processing for services delivered to DSHS clients. This mission-critical system is used by more than 4,800 case workers in administrations across DSHS including: Economic Services Administration, Aging and Disability Services Administration, Children's Administration, and Medical Assistance Administration.

SSPS combines the best of Microsoft's newer technology and the power of mainframe processing. This combination of technologies provides the State of Washington with the ability to pay over 79,000 social service providers more than $1.8 billion annually in services to more than 299,000 clients.

REMINDER! Your July adoption support check will process July 1st

due to our fiscal year beginning in July

We are unable to spend money reserved for the new fiscal year until the fiscal year actually begins. This means there are no Adoption Support payments issued in June, but two payments are issued in July – one for the month of July, and one for the month of August. This year July 1st falls on a Wednesday. The check for July’s support will be issued on July 1st

You should receive your check within 3-5 working days.  Remember on July 4th, post offices and banks are closed and that will affect the date you receive your payment.  If you have any questions, please call 1-800-562-5682. Press 2 to contact the Adoption Support Program.

Additional Note regarding Adoption Support payments:

Below you will find the list of process dates for adoption support payments for the rest of 2015.  Paper warrants (checks) will be mailed on that date.  Direct Deposit payments should deposit within 2-4 business days.

Service Month

Payment Process Date

May 22
July 1
July 24
August 25
September 24
October 26
November 20
January 2016
December 23



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Features of interest to SSPS providers

  • Direct Deposit saves you trips to the bank by depositing your payment directly into your checking or savings account.
  • Invoice Express, available in English or Spanish, speeds payment.  Providers may validate their entire invoice or just selected pages.  Callers may also check on the status of a payment.
  • SSPS Calendar lists the upcoming invoice dates, and adoption support payment processing dates.
  • Tax Info is tax reporting information to consider when providing services.
  • IP Call Diagram Quick Reference provides DSHS field staff and IP providers with the phone numbers to the correct office when questions related to their union benefits arise.  It also includes a segment on questions and answers to help educate them on these benefits.
  • Questions gives answers to commonly asked questions about SSPS.
  • SEIU 775 is the representative unit for Individual Personal providers serving DSHS clients (a non-DSHS web site).