CSPMTL 134 (Lump Sum Payments)
Child Support Program Manual Transmittal Letter No. 134
March 20, 2018
TO: All Child Support Program Manual Holders
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: Lump Sum Payments

OCS has amended the following rule:

Amended Rule Amended Rule Title Prior Effective Date of Rule Effective Date of Amendment
5101:12‑50‑12 Lump sum payments. 02/01/2016 4/1/2018

This rule describes the responsibilities of a payor and a child support enforcement agency (CSEA) regarding lump sum payments to be made to an obligor by a payor when the obligor is subject to income withholding pursuant to section 3121.03 of the Revised Code.

Changes from the prior rule include: added additional definitions; added language to specify that a payor will need to apply state and/or federal withholding limits when applicable.

This rule is authorized by ORC section 3125.25 and amplifies ORC sections 3121.03, 3121.037, 3121.0311, 3121.12, and 3125.03.


When the CSPMTL is published, the CSPM will be updated as follows:


  • A rescinded rule will be moved from the CSPM to the OAC Archive section of the eManuals.
  • An amended rule will be inserted and the previous version will be moved to the OAC Archive section of the eManuals.
  • An adopted rule will be inserted.
  • A no change rule will continue with the same effective date.
  • A rescinded form will be removed.
  • A revised form will be replaced with the amended form.
  • An adopted form will be inserted.

The rules and forms in the CSPM can be accessed at:


Forms can also be accessed on the ODJFS Forms Central InnerWeb page at:


or on the ODJFS Forms Central Internet page at:



Paragraph (I)(1) of OAC rule 5101:12-1-01 states that, whenever a program change requires modification of local procedures, the CSEA is required to revise its internal procedural handbook and submit the revision to OCS within thirty days of the revision. The CSEA should carefully review the adopted and amended rules contained in this CSPMTL to determine whether they require the CSEA to update its internal procedural handbook. The CSEA should give particular care when reviewing the following rules as they contain new or modified requirements with which the CSEA must comply:

5101:12‑50‑12 (B); (C)(1); (D)(2)(a); (D)(2)(b)