3123.88 Application of unclaimed to defaults.

(A) The requirements of this section are effective on the date that all support orders have been converted to the automated data processing system under section 3125.07 of the Revised Code and the office of child support in the department of job and family services authorizes centralized collection and disbursement of support amounts under the support order pursuant to the rules adopted under section 3121.71 of the Revised Code.

(B) The director of commerce shall provide the office no later than the first day of March of each year, the name, address, social security number, if the social security number is available, and any other identifying information for any individual included in a request sent by the office pursuant to division (C) of this section who has unclaimed funds delivered or reported to the state under Chapter 169. of the Revised Code.

(C) The office shall, no later than the first day of February of each year, send to the director of commerce a request containing the name, address, and social security number of all obligors in default under a support order being administered by a child support enforcement agency of this state and requests that the director provide information to the office as required in division (B) of this section. If the information the director provides identifies or results in identifying unclaimed funds held by the state for an obligor in default, the office shall file a claim under section 169.08 of the Revised Code to recover the unclaimed funds. If the director allows the claim, the director shall pay the claim directly to the office. The director shall not disallow a claim made by the office because the office is not the owner of the unclaimed funds according to the report made pursuant to section 169.03 of the Revised Code.

(D) The director of job and family services, in consultation with the department of commerce, may adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to aid in implementation of this section.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001