What is the collection date for a support check and why is it so important?
The collection date is the day the employer/income provider issued their check to the CSEA or the day the absent parent issued a money order, back draft or personally came to the CSEA and made a cash payment.

The collection date is important because it determines what month's support obligation it is allocated to. For example, an employer issues the CSEA a check dated January 31st which is received by the CSEA on February 7th. The CSEA processes the employer's check and SETS distributes a check to you on February 9th which you receive in the mail on February 13th. Even though you did not receive the check until February 13th, the payment is allocated to January's support obligation as the collection was made on January 31st.

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1. Why was S.E.T.S created?
2. Hoes does S.E.T.S. determine the amount of my support checks?
3. Are there exceptions to these priorities?
4. Why are withholding orders issued for a monthly amount?
5. What if I have an order for a weekly or biweekly support payments?
6. Why is the total amount of my weekly support checks less than the monthly amount ordered?
7. How often should I receive a support check?
8. Do holidays affect when I should receive a support check?
9. Can my support check be delayed for any other reason?
10. How will I know if my support check will be delayed due to technical problems?
11. How may I obtain information on my S.E.T.S. support checks?
12. What if I do not receive a check within these times frames?
13. What is the collection date for a support check and why is it so important?
14. If I still have a question about my support check what should I do?