# Section 3119.021 | Basic child support schedule.

(A) The director of the department of job and family services shall create, by rule adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, a basic child support schedule based on the parents' combined annual income and a self-sufficiency reserve that shall be used by all courts and child support enforcement agencies when calculating the amount of child support to be paid pursuant to a child support order, unless the combined annual income of the parents is less than the minimum guideline income listed on the schedule or more than the maximum guideline income listed on the schedule.

(B)(1) The basic child support schedule created under division (A) of this section shall consist of a table containing a guideline income column followed by six columns for the total number of children subject to the order. The table shall begin at a guideline income of $8,400 and increase at $600 increments through a guideline income of $300,000. The child support obligation amount shall be contained at each intersection of the guideline income row with the column containing the number of children subject to the order. The department shall derive the child support obligation amounts by multiplying the guideline income amount at $600 increments by the basic obligation percentages listed for each income range, for each child, as indicated below:

(a) For one child:

GUIDELINE INCOME | BASIC OBLIGATION |

$11,510.40 or less | 19.193% of the amount of income |

More than $11,510.40, but not more than $39,044.16 | Income of $11,510.40 multiplied by 19.193% plus 16.047% of the amount of income in excess of $11,510.40 |

More than $39,044.16 but not more than $49,984.92 | Income of $39,044.16 multiplied by 16.974% plus 14.788% of the amount of income in excess of $39,044.16 |

More than $49,984.92 but not more than $58,239.48 | Income of $49,984.92 multiplied by 16.496% plus 11.039% of the amount of income in excess of $49,984.92 |

More than $58,239.48 but not more than $66,433.56 | Income of $58,239.48 multiplied by 15.722% plus 7.167% of the amount of income in excess of $58,239.48 |

More than $66,433.56 but not more than $78,814.80 | Income of $66,433.56 multiplied by 14.667% plus 5.915% of the amount of income in excess of $66,433.56 |

More than $78,814.80 but not more than $91,196.16 | Income of $78,814.80 multiplied by 13.292% plus 8.162% of the amount of income in excess of $78,814.80 |

More than $91,196.16 but not more than $99,495.72 | Income of $91,196.16 multiplied by 12.596% plus 4.377% of the amount of income in excess of $91,196.16 |

More than $99,495.72 but not more than $108,267.96 | Income of $99,495.72 multiplied by 11.910% plus 2.057% of the amount of income in excess of $99,495.72 |

More than $108,267.96 but not more than $121,158.48 | Income of $108,267.96 multiplied by 11.112% plus 7.636% of the amount of income in excess of $108,267.96 |

More than $121,158.48 but not more than $133,213.56 | Income of $121,158.48 multiplied by 10.742% plus 8.458% of the amount of income in excess of $121,158.48 |

More than $133,213.56 but not more than $145,268.76 | Income of $133,213.56 multiplied by 10.535% plus 5.620% of the amount of income in excess of $133,213.56 |

More than $145,268.76 but not more than $161,342.28 | Income of $145,268.76 multiplied by 10.127% plus 6.293% of the amount of income in excess of $145,268.76 |

More than $161,342.28 but not more than $177,417.24 | Income of $161,342.28 multiplied by 9.745% plus 5.562% of the amount of income in excess of $161,342.28 |

More than $177,417.24 but not more than $193,489.32 | Income of $177,417.24 multiplied by 9.366% plus 7.068% of the amount of income in excess of $177,417.24 |

More than $193,489.32 but not more than $219,296.76 | Income of $193,489.32 multiplied by 9.175% plus 2.815% of the amount of income in excess of $193,489.32 |

More than $219,296.76 but not more than $258,292.92 | Income of $219,296.76 multiplied by 8.427% plus 4.394% of the amount of income in excess of $219,296.76 |

More than $258,292.92 but not more than $336,467.04 | Income of $258,292.92 multiplied by 7.818% plus 3.761% of the amount of income in excess of $258,292.92 |

(b) For two children:

GUIDELINE INCOME | BASIC OBLIGATION |

$11,510.40 or less | 29.209% of the amount of income |

More than $11,510.40 but not more than $39,044.16 | Income of $11,510.40 multiplied by 29.209% plus 24.327% of the amount of income in excess of $11,510.40 |

More than $39,044.16 but not more than $49,984.92 | Income of $39,044.16 multiplied by 25.776% plus 21.938% of the amount of income in excess of $39,044.16 |

More than $49,984.92 but not more than $58,239.48 | Income of $49,984.92 multiplied by 24.928% plus 15.953% of the amount of income in excess of $49,984.92 |

More than $58,239.48 but not more than $66,433.56 | Income of $58,239.48 multiplied by 23.656% plus 9.625% of the amount of income in excess of $58,239.48 |

More than $66,433.56 but not more than $78,814.80 | Income of $66,433.56 multiplied by 21.926% plus 8.545% of the amount of income in excess of $66,433.56 |

More than $78,814.80 but not more than $91,196.16 | Income of $78,814.80 multiplied by 19.824% plus 12.507% of the amount of income in excess of $78,814.80 |

More than $91,196.16 but not more than $99,495.72 | Income of $91,196.16 multiplied by 18.830% plus 5.263% of the amount of income in excess of $91,196.16 |

More than $99,495.72 but not more than $108,267.96 | Income of $99,495.72 multiplied by 17.699% plus 2.955% of the amount of income in excess of $99,495.72 |

More than $108,267.96 but not more than $121,158.48 | Income of $108,267.96 multiplied by 16.504% plus 11.607% of the amount of income in excess of $108,267.96 |

More than $121,158.48 but not more than $133,213.56 | Income of $121,158.48 multiplied by 15.983% plus 12.776% of the amount of income in excess of $121,158.48 |

More than $133,213.56 but not more than $145,268.76 | Income of $133,213.56 multiplied by 15.693% plus 7.608% of the amount of income in excess of $133,213.56 |

More than $145,268.76 but not more than $161,342.28 | Income of $145,268.76 multiplied by 15.022% plus 9.323% of the amount of income in excess of $145,268.76 |

More than $161,342.28 but not more than $177,417.24 | Income of $161,342.28 multiplied by 14.454% plus 9.180% of the amount of income in excess of $161,342.28 |

More than $177,417.24 but not more than $193,489.32 | Income of $177,417.24 multiplied by 13.976% plus 9.536% of the amount of income in excess of $177,417.24 |

More than $193,489.32 but not more than $219,296.76 | Income of $193,489.32 multiplied by 13.607% plus 4.327% of the amount of income in excess of $193,489.32 |

More than $219,296.76 but not more than $258,292.92 | Income of $219,296.76 multiplied by 12.515% plus 5.952% of the amount of income in excess of $219,296.76 |

More than $258,292.92 but not more than $336,467.04 | Income of $258,292.92 multiplied by 11.524% plus 6.081% of the amount of income in excess of $258,292.92 |

(c) For three children:

GUIDELINE INCOME | BASIC OBLIGATION |

$11,510.40 or less | 35.410% of the amount of income |

More than $11,510.40 but not more than $39,044.16 | Income of $11,510.40 multiplied by 35.410% plus 29.128% of the amount of income in excess of $11,510.40 |

More than $39,044.16 but not more than $49,984.92 | Income of $39,044.16 multiplied by 30.980% plus 25.763% of the amount of income in excess of $39,044.16 |

More than $49,984.92 but not more than $58,239.48 | Income of $49,984.92 multiplied by 29.838% plus 18.202% of the amount of income in excess of $49,984.92 |

More than $58,239.48 but not more than $66,433.56 | Income of $58,239.48 multiplied by 28.189% plus 10.034% of the amount of income in excess of $58,239.48 |

More than $66,433.56 but not more than $78,814.80 | Income of $66,433.56 multiplied by 25.950% plus 9.747% of the amount of income in excess of $66,433.56 |

More than $78,814.80 but not more than $91,196.16 | Income of $78,814.80 multiplied by 23.404% plus 15.193% of the amount of income in excess of $78,814.80 |

More than $91,196.16 but not more than $99,495.72 | Income of $91,196.16 multiplied by 22.290% plus 4.632% of the amount of income in excess of $91,196.16 |

More than $99,495.72 but not more than $108,267.96 | Income of $99,495.72 multiplied by 20.817% plus 3.351% of the amount of income in excess of $99,495.72 |

More than $108,267.96 but not more than $121,158.48 | Income of $108,267.96 multiplied by 19.401% plus 13.987% of the amount of income in excess of $108,267.96 |

More than $121,158.48 but not more than $133,213.56 | Income of $121,158.48 multiplied by 18.825% plus 15.296% of the amount of income in excess of $121,158.48 |

More than $133,213.56 but not more than $145,268.76 | Income of $133,213.56 multiplied by 18.506% plus 8.018% of the amount of income in excess of $133,213.56 |

More than $145,268.76 but not more than $161,342.28 | Income of $145,268.76 multiplied by 17.636% plus 10.937% of the amount of income in excess of $145,268.76 |

More than $161,342.28 but not more than $177,417.24 | Income of $161,342.28 multiplied by 16.968% plus 11.954% of the amount of income in excess of $161,342.28 |

More than $177,417.24 but not more than $193,489.32 | Income of $177,417.24 multiplied by 16.541% plus 10.010% of the amount of income in excess of $177,417.24 |

More than $193,489.32 but not more than $219,296.76 | Income of $193,489.32 multiplied by 15.974% plus 5.274% of the amount of income in excess of $193,489.32 |

More than $219,296.76 but not more than $258,292.92 | Income of $219,296.76 multiplied by 14.715% plus 6.280% of the amount of income in excess of $219,296.76 |

More than $258,292.92 but not more than $336,467.04 | Income of $258,292.92 multiplied by 13.441% plus 7.776% of the amount of income in excess of $258,292.92 |

(d) For four children:

GUIDELINE INCOME | BASIC OBLIGATION |

$11,510.40 or less | 39.553% of the amount of income |

More than $11,510.40 but not more than $39,044.16 | Income of $11,510.40 multiplied by 39.553% plus 32.536% of the amount of income in excess of $11,510.40 |

More than $39,044.16 but not more than $49,984.92 | Income of $39,044.16 multiplied by 34.605% plus 28.778% of the amount of income in excess of $39,044.16 |

More than $49,984.92 but not more than $58,239.48 | Income of $49,984.92 multiplied by 33.329% plus 20.331% of the amount of income in excess of $49,984.92 |

More than $58,239.48 but not more than $66,433.56 | Income of $58,239.48 multiplied by 31.487% plus 11.208% of the amount of income in excess of $58,239.48 |

More than $66,433.56 but not more than $78,814.80 | Income of $66,433.56 multiplied by 28.986% plus 10.887% of the amount of income in excess of $66,433.56 |

More than $78,814.80 but not more than $91,196.16 | Income of $78,814.80 multiplied by 26.143% plus 16.971% of the amount of income in excess of $78,814.80 |

More than $91,196.16 but not more than $99,495.72 | Income of $91,196.16 multiplied by 24.897% plus 5.174% of the amount of income in excess of $91,196.16 |

More than $99,495.72 but not more than $108,267.96 | Income of $99,495.72 multiplied by 23.252% plus 3.743% of the amount of income in excess of $99,495.72 |

More than $108,267.96 but not more than $121,158.48 | Income of $108,267.96 multiplied by 21.671% plus 15.623% of the amount of income in excess of $108,267.96 |

More than $121,158.48 but not more than $133,213.56 | Income of $121,158.48 multiplied by 21.028% plus 17.086% of the amount of income in excess of $121,158.48 |

More than $133,213.56 but not more than $145,268.76 | Income of $133,213.56 multiplied by 20.671% plus 8.957% of the amount of income in excess of $133,213.56 |

More than $145,268.76 but not more than $161,342.28 | Income of $145,268.76 multiplied by 19.699% plus 12.217% of the amount of income in excess of $145,268.76 |

More than $161,342.28 but not more than $177,417.24 | Income of $161,342.28 multiplied by 18.954% plus 13.353% of the amount of income in excess of $161,342.28 |

More than $177,417.24 but not more than $193,489.32 | Income of $177,417.24 multiplied by 18.446% plus 11.181% of the amount of income in excess of $177,417.24 |

More than $193,489.32 but not more than $219,296.76 | Income of $193,489.32 multiplied by 17.843% plus 5.891% of the amount of income in excess of $193,489.32 |

More than $219,296.76 but not more than $258,292.92 | Income of $219,296.76 multiplied by 16.436% plus 7.015% of the amount of income in excess of $219,296.76 |

More than $258,292.92 but not more than $336,467.04 | Income of $258,292.92 multiplied by 15.014% plus 8.686% of the amount of income in excess of $258,292.92 |

(e) For five children:

GUIDELINE INCOME | BASIC OBLIGATION |

$11,510.40 or less | 43.508% of the amount of income |

More than $11,510.40 but not more than $39,044.16 | Income of $11,510.40 multiplied by 43.508% plus 35.790% of the amount of income in excess of $11,510.40 |

More than $39,044.16 but not more than $49,984.92 | Income of $39,044.16 multiplied by 38.065% plus 31.656% of the amount of income in excess of $39,044.16 |

More than $49,984.92 but not more than $58,239.48 | Income of $49,984.92 multiplied by 36.662% plus 22.365% of the amount of income in excess of $49,984.92 |

More than $58,239.48 but not more than $66,433.56 | Income of $58,239.48 multiplied by 34.636% plus 12.329% of the amount of income in excess of $58,239.48 |

More than $66,433.56 but not more than $78,814.80 | Income of $66,433.56 multiplied by 31.884% plus 11.976% of the amount of income in excess of $66,433.56 |

More than $78,814.80 but not more than $91,196.16 | Income of $78,814.80 multiplied by 28.757% plus 18.668% of the amount of income in excess of $78,814.80 |

More than $91,196.16 but not more than $99,495.72 | Income of $91,196.16 multiplied by 27.387% plus 5.692% of the amount of income in excess of $91,196.16 |

More than $99,495.72 but not more than $108,267.96 | Income of $99,495.72 multiplied by 25.577% plus 4.117% of the amount of income in excess of $99,495.72 |

More than $108,267.96 but not more than $121,158.48 | Income of $108,267.96 multiplied by 23.839% plus 17.186% of the amount of income in excess of $108,267.96 |

More than $121,158.48 but not more than $133,213.56 | Income of $121,158.48 multiplied by 23.131% plus 18.794% of the amount of income in excess of $121,158.48 |

More than $133,213.56 but not more than $145,268.76 | Income of $133,213.56 multiplied by 22.738% plus 9.852% of the amountofincome in excess of $133,213.56 |

More than $145,268.76 but not more than $161,342.28 | Income of $145,268.76 multiplied by 21.669% plus 13.438% of the amount of income in excess of $145,268.76 |

More than $161,342.28 but not more than $177,417.24 | Income of $161,342.28 multiplied by 20.849% plus 14.688% of the amount of income in excess of $161,342.28 |

More than $177,417.24 but not more than $193,489.32 | Income of $177,417.24 multiplied by 20.291% plus 12.299% of the amount of income in excess of $177,417.24 |

More than $193,489.32 but not more than $219,296.76 | Income of $193,489.32 multiplied by 19.627% plus 6.480% of the amount of income in excess of $193,489.32 |

More than $219,296.76 but not more than $258,292.92 | Income of $219,296.76 multiplied by 18.080% plus 7.716% of the amount of income in excess of $219,296.76 |

More than $258,292.92 but not more than $336,467.04 | Income of $258,292.92 multiplied by 16.515% plus 9.555% of the amount of income in excess of $258,292.92 |

(f) For six children:

GUIDELINE INCOME | BASIC OBLIGATION |

$11,510.40 or less | 47.293% of the amount of income |

More than $11,510.40 but not more than $39,044.16 | Income of $11,510.40 multiplied by 47.293% plus 38.904% of the amount of income in excess of $11,510.40 |

More than $39,044.16 but not more than $49,984.92 | Income of $39,044.16 multiplied by 41.377% plus 34.410% of the amount of income in excess of $39,044.16 |

More than $49,984.92 but not more than $58,239.48 | Income of $49,984.92 multiplied by 39.852% plus 24.310% of the amount of income in excess of $49,984.92 |

More than $58,239.48 but not more than $66,433.56 | Income of $58,239.48 multiplied by 37.649% plus 13.402% of the amount of income in excess of $58,239.48 |

More than $66,433.56 but not more than $78,814.80 | Income of $66,433.56 multiplied by 34.658% plus 13.018% of the amount of income in excess of $66,433.56 |

More than $78,814.80 but not more than $91,196.16 | Income of $78,814.80 multiplied by 31.259% plus 20.292% of the amount of income in excess of $78,814.80 |

More than $91,196.16 but not more than $99,495.72 | Income of $91,196.16 multiplied by 29.770% plus 6.187% of the amount of income in excess of $91,196.16 |

More than $99,495.72 but not more than $108,267.96 | Income of $99,495.72 multiplied by 27.803% plus 4.475% of the amount of income in excess of $99,495.72 |

More than $108,267.96 but not more than $121,158.48 | Income of $108,267.96 multiplied by 25.913% plus 18.681% of the amount of income in excess of $108,267.96 |

More than $121,158.48 but not more than $133,213.56 | Income of $121,158.48 multiplied by 25.143% plus 20.430% of the amount of income in excess of $121,158.48 |

More than $133,213.56 but not more than $145,268.76 | Income of $133,213.56 multiplied by 24.717% plus 10.709% of the amount of income in excess of $133,213.56 |

More than $145,268.76 but not more than $161,342.28 | Income of $145,268.76 multiplied by 23.554% plus 14.608% of the amount of income in excess of $145,268.76 |

More than $161,342.28 but not more than $177,417.24 | Income of $161,342.28 multiplied by 22.663% plus 15.966% of the amount of income in excess of $161,342.28 |

More than $177,417.24 but not more than $193,489.32 | Income of $177,417.24 multiplied by 22.056% plus 13.369% of the amount of income in excess of $177,417.24 |

More than $193,489.32 but not more than $219,296.76 | Income of $193,489.32 multiplied by 21.334% plus 7.044% of the amount of income in excess of $193,489.32 |

More than $219,296.76 but not more than $258,292.92 | Income of $219,296.76 multiplied by 19.653% plus 8.387% of the amount of income in excess of $219,296.76 |

More than $258,292.92 but not more than $336,467.04 | Income of $258,292.92 multiplied by 17.952% plus 10.386% of the amount of income in excess of $258,292.92 |

(2) The basic child support schedule shall incorporate a self-sufficiency reserve based on one hundred sixteen per cent of the federal poverty level amount for a single person as reported by the United States department of health and human services in calendar year 2016. In order to incorporate the self-sufficiency reserve, the department shall apply the calculation described in division (B)(1) of this section to develop an unadjusted schedule and then apply the following steps to incorporate the self-sufficiency reserve:

(a) For a guideline income of eight thousand four hundred dollars or less, the schedule amount shall be the minimum order amount as provided in section 3119.06 of the Revised Code.

(b) For a guideline income greater than eight thousand four hundred dollars but not greater than one hundred sixteen per cent of the federal poverty level for a single person, the schedule amount shall be the product of the following formula:

sliding scale multiplier X (guideline income - $8,400) + annual minimum support amount under section 3119.06 of the Revised Code

(c) For a guideline income greater than one hundred sixteen per cent of the federal poverty level for a single person, the schedule amount shall be the lesser of the following:

(i) The higher resulting product of the following formulas:

(guideline income - 116% of federal poverty level) X 0.3

sliding scale multiplier X (guideline income - $8,400) + annual minimum support amount under section 3119.06 of the Revised Code

(ii) The unadjusted schedule amount created in accordance with division (B)(1) of this section.

(d) The sliding scale multipliers required for the formulas in divisions (B)(2)(b) and (c) of this section are as follows:

(i) For one child: five per cent;

(ii) For two children: ten per cent;

(iii) For three children: twelve per cent;

(iv) For four children: thirteen per cent;

(v) For five children: fourteen per cent;

(vi) For six or more children: fifteen per cent.

(C) Every four years after the effective date of this section, the department shall update the basic child support schedule and self-sufficiency reserve to reflect United States department of labor changes in the CPI-U and for changes in the federal poverty level amount for a single person as reported by the United States department of health and human services.

(1) When updating the basic child support schedule for the most recent CPI-U, the department of job and family services shall update the figures in the guideline income column for the percentage difference between the most recent CPI-U and the March 2016 CPI-U.

(2) When updating the self-sufficiency reserve incorporated into the basic child support schedule, the department shall set the self-sufficiency reserve based on one hundred sixteen per cent of the federal poverty level for a single person as reported by the United States department of health and human services in the most recent calendar year.

## Available Versions of this Section

- March 28, 2019 – Amended by House Bill 366, 132nd General Assembly [ View March 28, 2019 Version ]