3125.36 Applying for Title IV-D services.

(A) Subject to division (B) of this section, all support orders that are administered by a child support enforcement agency designated under section 307.981 of the Revised Code or former section 2301.35 of the Revised Code and are eligible for Title IV-D services shall be Title IV-D cases under Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act." Subject to division (B) of this section, all obligees of support orders administered by the agency shall be considered to have filed a signed application for Title IV-D services.

(B) Except as provided in division (D) of this section, a court that issues or modifies a support order shall require the obligee under the order to sign, at the time of the issuance or modification of the order, an application for Title IV-D services and to file, as soon as possible, the signed application with the child support enforcement agency that will administer the order. The application shall be on a form prescribed by the department of job and family services. Except as provided in division (D) of this section, a support order that is administered by a child support enforcement agency, and that is eligible for Title IV-D services shall be a Title IV-D case under Title IV-D of the "Social Security Act" only upon the filing of the signed application for Title IV-D services.

(C) A child support enforcement agency shall make available an application for Title IV-D services to all persons requesting a child support enforcement agency's assistance in an action under sections 3111.01 to 3111.18 of the Revised Code or in an administrative proceeding brought to establish a parent and child relationship, to establish or modify an administrative support order, or to establish or modify an order to provide health insurance coverage for the children subject to a support order.

(D) An obligee under a support order who has assigned the right to the support pursuant to section 5107.20 or 5160.38 of the Revised Code shall not be required to sign an application for Title IV-D services. The support order shall be considered a Title IV-D case.

Cite as R.C. § 3125.36

History. Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Effective Date: 03-22-2001