Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
|Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is the direct deposit of State of Michigan payments into a provider's bank account. This replaces a paper warrant. By signing up for EFT payments, you payment details will also be available for you to view online.
If you are an eligible provider listed below, you may be eligible for EFT payments:
Enrolling for EFT for the above programs may effect payments received from other State of Michigan agencies/departments. If the program operated by the other State agency has the provision for EFT payments and the same Tax ID Number is used, those payments also will be directly deposited into the bank account designated for the Tax ID Number.
A statement of payments will be mailed to you each time payment is issued. If you wish, you will also be able to look at your payment details for EFT payments on the Internet at the SIGMA Self Service Website www.michigan.gov/sigmavss. When you sign up (see instructions below) you will be able to give your e-mail address if you want to be notified that way when payments are made.
Will I get my payments sooner through EFT?
That depends on how long the mail normally takes to get checks to you from Lansing. EFT could be earlier or later than when you get your checks now. If you have a schedule indicating "Tentative Check Dates" for the paper warrant, your EFT should be in your bank account around the same time. Even if the EFT is a day later, EFT may still be better for you because you will not have to take your checks to the bank to deposit them.
Terms You May Need To Know Before Registering For EFT
Questions You May Be Asked By SIGMA Vendor Self Service While Signing Up To Receive EFT Payments
|Signing Up for EFT
Go to www.michigan.gov/sigmavss to sign up
If you have problems registering, call the Department of Technology, Management and Budget, Office of Financial Management at 1-888-734-9749.
Receiving EFT Payments
You can expect direct deposit of your child care payment two to three weeks after the Department of Management and Budget receives your "State of Michigan Electronic Funds Transfer (Direct Deposit) Authorization for Vendor Payments" form. You should find that having your payments deposited directly into your bank account is both convenient and will save you valuable time.
Thank you for your continued efforts to provide quality child care to low-income families.