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Lake County, Ohio - Job and Family Services

Employer Resources

    Employer Resources

    If you're an Ohio employer... The Lake County Child Support Division welcomes you. This section is dedicated to addressing questions you may have concerning your role in the child support process.

    In Ohio, the Child Support Program is state supervised and county administered.

    Why should employers be involved with Child Support?

    Complying with this law will benefit all of us:

    • Income withholding is the most successful and efficient enforcement tool for collecting child support - nearly 73% of all monies collected on behalf of Ohio's children is collected directly by employers!
    • Stable, reliable workforce - when parents know their children are provided with the necessities of life and well cared for, the result is less absenteeism and higher productivity on the job.
    • Taxpayer savings - the New Hire Reporting program will reduce government spending on welfare by increasing child support collections for families who would otherwise be forced to seek public assistance.
    • Healthy children - children who might otherwise not be covered under a medical insurance plan can receive vital and preventative medical attention if they are receiving medical support through an employees medical plan.
    • Fraud detection - Ohio can use new hire information to detect erroneous unemployment, disability, and workers compensation benefit payments and erroneous receipt of public assistance payments.

    Fact Sheet:
    Income Provider Information Sheet

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