Oklahoma DHS cash payment options

Oklahoma DHS cash payment options
Oklahoman Published: July 9, 2012

DHS cash payment options

A variety of programs under the Department of Human Services and other state agencies utilize cash payments to give recipients their benefits. Recipients have two options: direct deposit or a Debit MasterCard issued by a third-party vendor.

• SNAP (formerly food stamps) and child care: Debit MasterCard can only be utilized at authorized food retailers or service providers and cannot be used for cash withdrawals.

• Adoption subsidy

• Aid to aged, blind or disabled (AABD)

• Child support: collected on behalf of clients by DHS and passed directly through to recipients.

• Foster care

• Sales tax rebates

• Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

• 308,000 individuals receive funds monthly through direct deposit or debit card

• The debit card service costs the state nothing and saves an estimated $5 million annually in printing and distributing paper checks.

Source: Oklahoma Department of Human Services

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