5101:12-1 Ohio Support Enforcement Program
5101:12-1-10.1 Support enforcement program services.
Effective Date: June 15, 2023
Most Current Prior Effective Date: October 1, 2021

(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 programappropriate IV-D services, described in rule 5101:12-1-10 of the Administrative Code, to IV-D cases.

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

(1)Case intake;

(1)(2)Location services as described in Chapter 5101:12-20 of the Administrative Codeof an obligee to disburse a collection;

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

(3)(4)Collection and disbursement 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 will only be provided to an individual who has been approved for IV-D services.cases:

(1)Federal income tax refund offset submittals and passport denial submittal 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.

(E)In providing support enforcement services, the CSEA and its contracted agents (e.g. prosecutors, attorneys, administrative officers) represent the best interests of the state of Ohio and not the recipient of services or the recipient's personal interest, when that interest is contrary to the interest of the state of Ohio.

(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 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: 6/15/2023

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 3/27/2023 and 06/15/2028


Date: 06/01/2023

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 3125.25

Rule Amplifies: 3105.21, 3109.05, 3111.13, 3113.04, 3113.07, 3119.65 and 3119.70

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, 10/01/2021