Child Support Enforcement

The mission of Hancock County CSEA, is to operate a program for support enforcement in Hancock County that complies with both federal and state law and to provide all services relative thereto, in a courteous, professional manner.

Common Terms

Obligee / Custodial Parent:

Any person, including a state or political subdivision, to whom a duty of support is owed.

Obligor / Non-Custodial Parent:

The person who has been ordered to pay support, including child support and medical support.

Cash Medical:

An amount ordered to be paid in a child support order toward the cost of health insurance provided by a public entity, another parent, or a person with whom the child resides, through employment or otherwise, or for other medical costs not covered by insurance.


Notice of Income Withholding / Income Withholding Order – A notice that requires an employer, financial institution, or other party to deduct support payments directly from the income of the obligor.


Financial Institution Data Match – A tool of enforcement that cross-references account information.


Child Support Payment Central- The state’s centralized collections and disbursement system.

Default Case:

Any case that has fallen behind by a least one month of support obligation.


Support Enforcement Tracking System – A statewide computer system for child support.


Delinquent or past-due support.

Administrative Fee:

A service fee required by State law, 2% of the ordered payment, paid by the obligor.


(Pronounced “4 D”) – A section of Federal law that authorizes enforcement remedies to collect support and provides Federal funding for the local agency.


Child Support Enforcement Agency – The county office of child support services.


Office of Child Support – The State office of child support, under the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, ODJFS.