As used in this section, "erroneous payments" means disability financial assistance payments made to persons who are not entitled to receive them, including payments made as a result of misrepresentation or fraud, and payments made due to an error by the recipient or by the county department of job and family services that made the payment.
The department of job and family services shall adopt rules in accordance with section 111.15 of the Revised Code specifying the circumstances under which action is to be taken under this section to recover erroneous payments. The department, or a county department of job and family services at the request of the department, shall take action to recover erroneous payments in the circumstances specified in the rules. The department or county department may institute a civil action to recover erroneous payments.
Whenever disability financial assistance has been furnished to a recipient for whose support another person is responsible, the other person shall, in addition to the liability otherwise imposed, as a consequence of failure to support the recipient, be liable for all assistance furnished the recipient. The value of the assistance so furnished may be recovered in a civil action brought by the county department of job and family services.
Each county department of job and family services shall retain fifty per cent of the erroneous payments it recovers under this section. The department of job and family services shall receive the remaining fifty per cent.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 06-26-2003 .