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Rule 5101:12-10-01.1 | IV-D application and IV-D referral.


(A) IV-D application.

(1) The child support enforcement agency (CSEA) will make IV-D applications readily accessible to the public. The CSEA will provide a IV-D application to an individual requesting services on the day the individual makes a request in person or send a IV-D application to the individual within five working days of a written or telephone request.

(2) The CSEA will not mandate an application, other request for services, or an application fee from any individual who is eligible to receive IV-D services as a result of a referral described in paragraph (B) of this rule, unless, after receipt of the IV-D referral, IV-D services were terminated in accordance with rule 5101:12-10-70 of the Administrative Code.

(3) The CSEA will charge a one dollar IV-D application fee when an individual files a IV-D application. The CSEA may request the applicant to pay the IV-D application fee or may absorb the IV-D application fee.

(4) The CSEA will accept a completed and signed IV-D application as filed on the day the IV-D application was received by the CSEA and the application fee was received or absorbed by the CSEA.

(5) When IV-D services were previously terminated, the individual will file a new IV-D application and be charged an application fee unless:

(a) The CSEA receives a IV-D referral; or

(b) The CSEA reopens the IV-D case for administrative reasons.

(B) A IV-D referral may be received from:

(1) A county department of job and family services (CDJFS) as a result of an application for medicaid benefits when there is an existing support order for the child or as a result of an application for Ohio works first (OWF);

(2) A Title IV-E agency that resulted from a determination of eligibility for foster care maintenance (FCM) benefits; or

(3) The Ohio interstate central registry as a result of the receipt of a Uniform Interstate Family Support Act interstate petition in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 666(f) (12/14/1999) for a IV-D case.

(C) When IV-D services were previously terminated and the CSEA receives a new IV-D referral from a CDJFS, medicaid, or Title IV-E agency, the CSEA will conduct a thorough investigation, which may include a face-to-face interview, phone contact with the recipient of services, or other form of investigation, within the twenty day time frame. If the facts underlying the termination of IV-D services have not changed and are documented in the case record and no new information is available to help provide IV-D services, then the case does not need to be reopened.

(D) The CSEA will approve a completed and signed IV-D application or a IV-D referral for IV-D services unless the IV-D application or IV-D referral meets a denial criteria described in paragraph (E) of this rule.

(E) The CSEA will deny IV-D services to a IV-D application or a IV-D referral when:

(1) The non-custodial parent is seeking to locate a child;

(2) The parent who has been granted custody of a child is seeking to locate and recover that child who may have been removed by the non-custodial parent (in this circumstance the CSEA should refer to rule 5101:12-20-10 of the Administrative Code concerning location services for parental kidnapping and child custody cases);

(3) An adult child is seeking to locate a parent;

(4) A child is attempting to reunite with a sibling;

(5) The applicant is requesting reimbursement for medical costs that have not been reduced to a dollar amount in a court order;

(6) The applicant requests services that are not available from the CSEA (in this circumstance, the CSEA is responsible for determining, based on the facts and circumstances of the application, whether the requested service is or is not available);

(7) The referral is for a pregnant woman with no other child;

(8) The case has already been approved for IV-D services;

(9) The child has attained the age of majority unless:

(a) The child is attending an accredited high school on a full-time basis and has not attained the age of nineteen;

(b) A court order has made special provisions that would extend the duty of support beyond the child's minority;

(c) IV-D services are requested to establish paternity and the child has not attained the age of twenty-three; or

(d) IV-D services are requested to collect arrears; or

(10) The applicant is not a parent, alleged father of the child, or primary caregiver as determined in accordance with rule 5101:12-60-60 of the Administrative Code.

(F) The CSEA may deny IV-D services to a IV-D application when the application does not provide minimum information necessary to attempt location efforts: names of the participants and either dates of birth or social security numbers of the participants; and the CSEA has made diligent efforts to obtain the information necessary to attempt location.

Last updated April 3, 2024 at 8:34 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3125.25
Amplifies: 3125.03, 3125.11, 3125.36, and 3125.37
Five Year Review Date: 6/15/2028
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/1976, 8/1/1982, 11/11/1982, 7/1/1983, 11/1/1983, 1/1/1984, 1/7/1985, 1/9/1986, 1/1/1987 (Emer.), 3/20/1987, 12/1/1987, 6/10/1988, 7/15/1988, 12/29/1988, 4/1/1989, 6/2/1989, 9/1/1989, 12/1/1989, 4/1/1990, 8/1/1990, 10/1/1990, 4/1/1991, 11/1/1991, 4/1/1992, 8/1/1992, 7/1/1996, 10/1/1996, 12/30/1997, 1/1/1998, 2/22/2002, 7/1/2002, 4/18/2003, 6/15/2006, 3/1/2012, 6/15/2023