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The Maintenance Enforcement Program encourages voluntary payments. Anyone paying support through MEP can make payment in any of the following forms:

  • cash
  • electronic transfer
  • pre-authorized debit from a financial institution
  • money order or bank draft
  • cheque issued by the court, the employer of the paying person, or a financial institution

The Maintenance Enforcement Program does not accept payment in the form of a personal cheque. Payments must be made through the program. Once payments are received, they are generally processed and sent to the recipient within 2-3 business days. It is extremely important for both parties to have all payments made through the program, so an accurate record of payments can be kept. If you receive a payment directly from the payor, please report the payment to MEP as soon as possible so an accurate file balance can be maintained. The computer is designed to automatically flag missing payments (default), so enforcement action can be taken.