How to Receive Adoption Subsidy Payments

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The New York State Office of Children and Family Services and local departments of social services issue adoption benefits electronically via direct deposit or a nationally branded debit card.


Log into NYEPAY to make your payment selection and view your monthly remittance statement. You can also manage your account and change your banking information as necessary.

How do I log into and navigate the NYEPAY website?

Option 1 - DIRECT DEPOSIT: Already have a bank account?

Have benefits deposited into your existing checking account for immediate access.


Option 2 - DEBIT CARD

example illustration of a Way2Go Mastercard

Your monthly subsidy card is automatically deposited to your card.

Use your card everywhere Master Card debit cards are accepted - at ATMs, banks, in stores, and online.

Withdraw your subsidy in increments at ATMs, banks or at retail stores.

The Way2Go MasterCard offers more ways to access and manage your funds without incurring a fee.

The Way2Go MasterCard offers the following:

For more information on the Way2Go MasterCard visit their web site:

For inquiries please call OCFS Electronic Payment Call Center at 1-877-437-7855 or email us at

To register for direct deposit or debit card, or to review your remittance advice statement, got to the NYEPAY web site.