(A) The state child support allocations represent one hundred per cent state funds. The state child support allocations are to assist in provision of the non federal share of allowable administrative program expenditures incurred in administration of the Title IV-D program. Additional non federal share of funds is supplied by funds appropriated by the county commissioners from the county general fund or non Title IV-D program income and non Title IV-D fees.
(B) State child support allocations are distributed to the child support enforcement agency (CSEA) designated by the board of county commissioners pursuant to section 3125.10 of the Revised Code. Failure to comply with the requirement of operating a single Title IV-D child support enforcement agency will result in the county not receiving state child support allocations.
(C) The state child support allocations are made up of the state child support match and the office of child support (OCS) incentive match reduction funding. Allocation methodology for this funding is outlined in paragraphs (G) and (H) of this rule.
(D) The time period for the state child support allocations is the SFY, July first through June thirtieth.
(E) The Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) will notify the CSEA of the amount of state child support allocations in accordance with rule 5101:9-6-02 of the Administrative Code. The CSEA, upon acceptance of the allocations or reallocation of state funds, agrees with the terms and conditions set forth in the notice of funds sent with the initial allocation amounts.
The CSEA may request additional funds or release funds for redistribution no later than the end of January via the process described in rule 5101:9-6-02 of the Administrative Code.
(F) Child support expenditures that can be properly charged against the state child support allocations are the non federal share of the CSEA's allowable expenses incurred in administration of the child support program. The CSEA reports expenditures on the automated JFS 02750 "Child Support Administrative Fund Monthly Financial Statement" (rev. 10/2005).
(G) State funds appropriated as the state child support match shall be allocated to the CSEAs according to the following methodology:
(1) Each CSEA will be allocated a base amount of fifteen thousand dollars.
(2) One-half of the remaining balance will be allocated according to children out-of-wedlock percentages.
(a) The number of out-of-wedlock births for each county will be supplied by the statistical analysis unit of the Ohio department of health. The residence of the mother determines the state and county in which the birth is counted.
(b) The number of out-of-wedlock births for each county will be divided by the statewide total to form a children out-of wedlock percentage for each CSEA.
(3) The remaining balance will be allocated according to divorces and dissolutions with children percentages.
(a) The number of divorces, dissolutions, and annulments with children will be supplied annually by the Ohio supreme court.
(b) The number of divorces, dissolutions, and annulments with children for each county will be divided by the statewide total to form a divorces and dissolutions with children percentage for each CSEA.
(H) Effective July 1, 2007, state funds appropriated as the OCS incentive match reduction shall be allocated to the CSEAs according to the methodology used to calculate child support incentives as described in rule 5101:12-1-54.1 of the Administrative Code.
(I) The definitions, requirements, and responsibilities contained in rule 5101:9-6-50 of the Administrative Code are applicable to this rule.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/01/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3125.25
Rule Amplifies: 307.981, 3125.03, 3125.21, 3125.25
Prior Effective Dates: 5/18/03, 3/1/08