5101.183 Rules regarding recovering cost of social services provided or diverted to ineligible persons.

(A) The director of job and family services, in accordance with section 111.15 of the Revised Code, may adopt rules under which county family services agencies shall take action to recover the cost of the following benefits and services available under programs administered by the department of job and family services:

(1) Benefits or services provided to any of the following:

(a) Persons who were not eligible for the benefits or services but who secured the benefits or services through fraud or misrepresentation;

(b) Persons who were eligible for the benefits or services but who intentionally diverted the benefits or services to other persons who were not eligible for the benefits or services.

(2) Any benefits or services provided by a county family services agency for which recovery is required or permitted by federal law for the federal programs administered by the agency.

(B) A county family services agency may bring a civil action against a recipient of benefits or services to recover any costs described in division (A) of this section.

(C) A county family services agency shall retain any money it recovers under division (A) of this section and shall use the money to meet a family services duty, except that, if federal law requires the department of job and family services to return any portion of the money so recovered to the federal government, the county family services agency shall pay that portion to the department of job and family services.

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

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000