5101:12-80-07 Mandatory electronic disbursement.

(A) In accordance with section 3121.50 of the Revised Code, the office of child support, Ohio department of job and family services, is authorized to issue, and support obligees required to accept the issuance of, support payments by means of electronic disbursement. The purpose of electronic disbursement of support payments is to reduce the time required to deliver support payments to obligees.

(B) "Electronic disbursement" means a form of electronic funds transfer by means of direct deposit to a bank, savings and loan, or credit union account, or transfer to a magnetic strip card, such as a stored-value card.

(C) Issuance of support payments by paper check from the office of child support shall cease as soon as practicable and payments to support obligees shall be delivered by electronic disbursement.

(D) Unless the obligee can establish the existence of circumstances that would render access to funds disbursed by electronic means impossible, a request by an obligee to continue to receive payments by paper check will not be granted.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/18/2015 and 11/18/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3121.50, 3121.71, 3125.25
Rule Amplifies: 3121.50, 3125.03
Prior Effective Dates: 2/9/06