Check amounts may vary because in cases where a person is a Defendant with multiple support orders, payments will be applied across cases. The Pennsylvania Child Support Program (PACSES) payment system ensures that each order receives a share of each payment. Payments will be divided proportionately, according to the amounts.
Example: If the Defendant / Payor has two support cases, (one in Luzerne County calling for $300 per month and a second case in Greene County calling for $100 per month) and a payment of $200 is received, the system will automatically apply $150 to the case in Luzerne County and $50 to the Greene County case (a 3 to 1 ratio). Even if the Defendant / Payor wanted all of the support payment to be posted on the Luzerne County order, the allocation of the payment must be made in accordance with PACSES regulations.