As used in this section, "erroneous payments" means payments of cash assistance made under Ohio works first to assistance groups not eligible to receive the assistance, including assistance paid as a result of misrepresentation or fraud and assistance paid due to an error by a member of an assistance group or a county department of job and family services.
Except as provided in rules adopted under section 5107.05 of the Revised Code, each county department of job and family services shall take action to recover erroneous payments. Action may include reducing payments of cash assistance made under Ohio works first to assistance groups that receive erroneous payments or instituting a civil action. If a minor child was a member of an assistance group that received an erroneous payment but becomes a member of a new assistance group that does not include a minor head of household or adult who also was a member of the previous assistance group, a county department shall not take action against the new assistance group to recover the erroneous payment the previous assistance group received.
Each county department of job and family services shall retain fifty per cent of the nonfederal share of the erroneous payments it, prior to October 1, 1996, determines occurred under this section, regardless of when recovery is made. The department of job and family services shall receive the remaining fifty per cent of the nonfederal share of those payments. Each county department shall retain twenty-five per cent of erroneous payments it, on or after October 1, 1996, determines occurred and recovers and the department shall receive the remaining seventy-five per cent.
Effective Date: 07-01-2000 .