County’s Little one Assist employees is ‘small however mighty’

Madison County’s Child Benefit Enforcement Agency includes: (front) Chrissy Boyd, Administrator; (second row) Rhoni Newman, Lisa Hill; (back row) Missy Haulman, Christi Payton, and Bobbie Jacobs.

(Posted on Aug 9, 2021)

On August 3, Madison County Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring August Child Benefit Awareness Month.

Madison County’s Child Support Enforcement Agency raised more than $ 4 million in child support payments over the past year. They are well on their way to do the same this year after raising $ 2.1 million as of June 30th.

“Our childcare unit is small but powerful,” said Chrissy Boyd, Madison County’s child benefit administrator.

The unit is staffed by five full-time employees, one part-time employee and a joint office worker. Three case managers share a case number of around 1,600.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Office of Child Support raises and distributes nearly $ 2 billion annually to more than one million children in Ohio. The program is administered by 88 district child support enforcement agencies, such as Madison County, which also track non-custodial parents, establish legal paternity, issue child and medical assistance orders, and enforce assistance orders.

“We are working with the district authorities to help families access community resources that can help them overcome obstacles to paying child support,” said ODJFS Director Matt Damschroder. “We strongly encourage parents to establish legal paternity as soon as possible after their child is born. This has many long-term benefits for both the parent and the child. “

To learn more about Ohio’s Child Support Program, visit Ohio families can get secure and easy access to information about their child benefit cases through a mobile app available for free on mobile devices through the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Information is also available through an interactive voice response system 24 hours a day at 1-800-860-2555.

Madison County’s Child Support Enforcement Agency is located in the Madison County Job & Family Services building, 200 Midway St., London and can be reached at (740) 852-4770. Further information can be found under child benefit.

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