What is the State of Florida Disbursement Unit (FLSDU or SDU)?
The State of Florida Disbursement Unit was established pursuant to Florida Statutes, s. 61.1824 and the Federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1999 (commonly known as the Welfare Reform Act). Also, pursuant to Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, the SDU provides one central address for the collection and disbursement of child support payments in cases enforced by the Department of Revenue. In Florida, cases with an initial support order issued on or after January 1, 1994, in which the obligor’s child support is being paid through an Income Deduction Order are also collected and disbursed by the SDU. The Clerk’s Office is still responsible for collecting and disbursing some child support payments. Even with the SDU processing most payments, the Clerk’s Office is still the “Official Record Keeper”, maintaining all child support records.