(Ohio) – Tuscarawas County is one of the first two in the state to launch a new app to help pay and collect child support.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ Office of Child Support is piloting the program in Wayne and Tuscarawas Counties. The anticipated live date for the program is this fall. Eventually, officials hope to have the app used in all of Ohio’s 88 counties.
The app makes it possible for people to make payments on their phones, look up case information, upload documents, and send messages to agencies. However, customers will still have the ability to use a website to see notifications and payment history. A link on that site currently directs individuals to another site to make payments.
Currently, Ohio has more than 800,000 open child support cases, which is the fourth-highest in the country with $1.6 billion in child support payments collected throughout Ohio in 2018. Children in the state are currently owed a cumulative amount of nearly $5 billion.
The logo for the app will look like this: