CSPMTL 85 (Five Year Rule Review - Grandparent's Request for Child Support)
Child Support Program Manual Transmittal Letter No. 85
November 8, 2013
TO: All Child Support Program Manual Holders
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: Five Year Rule Review - Grandparent's Request for Child Support

The Office of Child Support (OCS) has proposed to amend the following rule. This rule has been reviewed in accordance with section 119.032 of the Revised Code, which requires the review of all state agency rules within a five-year period.

Amended RuleAmended Rule TitlePrior Effective Date of RuleEffective Date of Amendment
5101:12‑45‑15Grandparent's Request for Child Support for Grandchild8/01/200811/15/2013
This rule describes the establishment of an administrative child support order for a child born to parents who are minors and unmarried when a grandparent of that child requests child support for that child. Paragraph (C)(2) and (F) were revised for clarification.
This rule is authorized by ORC section 3125.25; and amplifies ORC sections 3109.19, 3125.03, and 3125.25.


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 no change rule will continue with the same effective date.

The rules and forms in the CSPM can be accessed 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.