Providers Receiving Payments by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Currently, MD CHESSIE (the Maryland Children’s Electronic Social Services Information Exchange system) generates a foster care or subsidy payment to you, issued by the Maryland State Comptroller’s Office. To receive your payment faster you may elect to sign up for direct deposit (“EFT” – Electronic Funds Transfer). By electing EFT, the Comptroller’s Office will electronically deposit your payment into your bank account instead of mailing you a check.

You can register only one bank account with the State to receive State disbursements by EFT. Once a Provider is registered for EFT, ALL Comptroller payments made to that Tax Payer ID will be made via EFT into the single registered bank account.

To enroll in EFT visit the website:
There you will find enrollment instructions and forms, in addition to frequently asked questions. Providers must complete an EFT Authorization Form X-10 to provide the Treasurer with banking information. A copy of the form is attached for your convenience. If you change banks, change bank accounts, or want to discontinue receiving EFT payments, contact the Comptroller’s General Accounting Division or complete another Form X-10. Before making the switch, remember to contact your bank to find out if there are any fees associated with EFT.

Also available on the same Comptroller website is access to the ‘One Stop Vendor Payment Inquiry System’ (OSVPI) that will enable you to view payment detail information and track State issued payments. Click on Vendors, and then OSVPI. New users must complete an on-line registration. OSVPI is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any home, office, or public access point.

Provider Payment Process

If you have any questions or concerns regarding payment, please call the DHS Toll Free “Hot Line” 1-877-DHS-2-PAY — 1-877-347-2729 (TTY 800-924-4434). We appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.