5101:12-1 Ohio Support Enforcement Program
5101:12-1-10.1 Support Enforcement Program Services
Effective Date: October 1, 2021
Most Current Prior Effective Date: February 11, 2019

(A)This rule describes the services that a child support enforcement agency (CSEA) is required to provide to IV-D cases and non-IV-D cases for which the CSEA has administrative responsibility in accordance with rule 5101:12-10-03 or 5101:12-10-04 of the Administrative Code.

(B)The CSEA shall provide all support enforcement program services, described in rule 5101:12-1-10 of the Administrative Code, to IV-D cases.

(C)The CSEA shall provide the following support enforcement program services to non-IV-D cases:

(1)Location services as described in Chapter 5101:12-20 of the Administrative Code;

(2)Enforcement of support orders as described in Chapters 5101:12-50 and 5101:12-70 of the Administrative Code; and

(3)Collection of support obligations as described in Chapter 5101:12-80 of the Administrative Code.

(D)Due to restrictions in federal law, the following IV-D services shall only be provided to an individual who has been approved for IV-D services.

(1)Federal income tax refund offset submittals for the collection of support arrears;

(2)Withholding of unemployment compensation for the payment of support; and

(3)Requests to the internal revenue service for the disclosure of taxpayer information for use in establishing and collecting support obligations;.

(4)Requests to the U.S. department of treasury for the administrative offset of certain federal payments other than federal income tax refund offset for the collection of delinquent support; and

(5)Requests for certification to the U.S. district court when another state has failed to act on an Ohio support order.

(E)In accordance with section 3125.36 of the Revised Code, a CSEA shall make available a IV-D application to any person requesting a CSEA's assistance to locate the non-custodial parent, establish a paternity or support order, or enforce or modify a support order. An individual is eligible for IV-D services when the individual:

(1)Is a recipient of Ohio works first (OWF), medicaid, or Title IV-E foster care maintenance (FCM) benefits for whom an assignment is still in effect;

(2)Is a former recipient of OWF, medicaid, or FCM in whose case there are assigned arrears;

(3)Is a former recipient of OWF, medicaid, or FCM in whose case there are no assigned arrears and IV-D services have not been terminated; and

(4)Has signed a an application for IV-D services that has been filed and approved by a CSEA and IV-D services have not since been terminated.

Effective: 10/1/2021

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 2/11/2024


Date: 09/20/2021

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 3125.25

Rule Amplifies: 3125.03, 3125.36

Prior Effective Dates: 08/01/1982, 11/11/1982, 07/01/1983, 11/01/1983, 01/01/1984, 01/07/1985, 01/09/1986, 01/01/1987 (Emer.), 03/20/1987, 12/01/1987, 06/10/1988, 07/15/1988, 12/29/1988, 04/01/1989, 06/02/1989, 09/01/1989, 12/01/1989, 04/01/1990, 08/01/1990, 10/01/1990, 04/01/1991, 11/01/1991, 04/01/1992, 07/01/1996, 10/01/1996, 12/30/1997, 02/22/2002, 07/01/2002, 04/18/2003, 06/15/2006, 03/01/2012, 02/11/2019