CSPMTL 174 (JFS 08079 Paternity Brochure and Rule 5101:12-40-99)
Child Support Program Manual Transmittal Letter No. 174
September 22, 2021
TO: All Child Support Program Manual Holders
FROM: Matt Damschroder, Director
SUBJECT: JFS 08079 Paternity Brochure and Rule 5101:12-40-99

The Office of Child Support (OCS) has amended the following rule:

Rule Number Rule Title Effective Date of Rule Effective Date of Amendment
5101:12‑40‑99 Chapter 5101:12-40 Forms – Paternity Establishment 11/15/2019 11/01/2021

This rule contains a compilation of forms with their effective or revised effective date, referenced within various rules contained within 5101:12 of the Administrative Code, but first cited within Chapter 5101:12-40 of the Administrative Code. The rule is being revised to list the new the effective of JFS 08079.

This rule is authorized by ORC section 3125.25; and amplifies ORC sections 3125.03 and 3125.25.


OCS has revised the following form:

Form Form Title Prior Revised Date Effective Date
JFS 08079 Paternity and Acknowledgement of Paternity Affidavit Brochure 2/2019 5/2021

This form is a brochure, which provides important information to parents about the benefits of establishing paternity and how to establish it.  The brochure is typically distributed by the child support enforcement agencies (CSEA), local health departments, hospitals or birthing facilities to unmarried parents to provide information regarding the process to establish paternity in Ohio.

The brochure is being updated for clarity.


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

  • An amended rule will be inserted, and the previous version will be moved to the OAC Archive section of the eManuals,
  • A revised form will be posted.

The rules and forms in the CSPM can be accessed at: http://emanuals.jfs.ohio.gov/

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 amended rules contained in this CSPMTL to determine whether they require the CSEA to update its internal procedural handbook.