5101:12-80-14.1 Distribution of assigned support in a Title IV-D public assistance case.

(A) The purpose of this rule is to describe distribution in a Title IV-D public assistance case.

(B) In a current assistance case, support collections shall be distributed as follows:

(1) Current obligation.

(a) The amount collected for and applied to the current obligation that is less than or equal to the current month's public assistance grant shall be retained and used to reimburse the current month's public assistance grant. Following reimbursement, the balance of the current month's public assistance grant shall be added to the unreimbursed assistance (URA) amount.

(b) The amount collected for and applied to the current obligation that exceeds the current month's public assistance grant shall be retained and used to reimburse the URA.

(c) The amount collected for and applied to the current obligation that exceeds the current month's public assistance grant and the URA amount shall be owed to the family.

(2) Arrears.

(a) The amount collected for and applied to assigned arrears that is less than or equal to the URA amount shall be retained and used to reimburse the URA.

(b) The amount collected for and applied to assigned arrears that is greater than the URA amount shall be owed to the family.

(c) The amount collected for and applied to unassigned arrears shall be owed to the family.

(3) Futures.

The amount collected for and applied to assigned futures shall be held and applied to the current obligation(s) in the following month(s).

(C) In a former assistance case, support collections shall be distributed as follows:

(1) Current obligation.

The amount collected for and applied to the current obligation shall be issued to the obligee.

(2) Arrears.

(a) The amount collected and applied to unassigned arrears shall be issued to the obligee.

(b) The amount collected and applied to permanently assigned arrears shall be retained and used to reimburse the URA.

(c) The amount collected from a federal tax refund offset and applied to conditionally assigned arrears shall be retained and used to reimburse the URA.

Replaces: Part of 5101:12-80- 14.1

Effective: 10/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3125.25 , 5107.05
Rule Amplifies: 3121.43 , 3123.19 , 5107.20
Prior Effective Dates: 8/1/75, 5/21/79, 8/1/82, 12/1/86, 12/1/87, 8/1/90, 6/1/93, 3/9/01, 9/20/01, 6/15/06