Meigs JFS administers the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) for Meigs County by providing leadership, structure, and resources to advance the child support program. Services include establishing paternity, establishing medical and child support orders, enforcement of a current order, and enforcement of arrears. Access your child support payment history through the child support portal. On the contact page you will be able to obtain your child support workers phone number and email address. The Child Support Program Support Guide is an informative tool to learn more about the child support process. Community Resources connects Meigs County residents with a variety of resources. Meigs County Child Support makes a valuable difference in the lives of children in Meigs County by working with custodial and non-custodial parents to give their children financial support and security.


Child Support Enforcement Agency

The Meigs County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) is a division of the Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services.

The CSEA is responsible for assisting in obtaining support for children who have a non-custodial parent (a parent who is absent from the home and who is not providing support for the child).

The CSEA works in conjunction with the Meigs County Common Pleas Court and the Meigs County Juvenile Court in establishing orders of support for individuals not receiving child support and in establishing paternity and support orders for paternity cases. CSEA also locates absent parents, enforce, collect and disburse support. There are several tools available to the CSEA to handle these tasks, including: administrative subpoena, postal verifications, employment verifications through both automated and manual means and legal remedies through the court system. The CSEA also uses the Internal Revenue Service and Ohio tax refund offset services, which allows for the offset of child support owed from the absent parent’s tax refund.

The Meigs CSEA handles over 2400 child support cases, which are comprised of divorces, paternities, alimony and maintenance of support orders. The unit collects approximately $2.5 million per year in child support which is disbursed to custodial parents, ex-spouses and the State of Ohio for reimbursement of Ohio Works First cases.

You may contact the CSEA unit by calling 740-992-2117.


Legal Department

The Meigs DJFS attorney handles the agencies legal matters. Primarily the attorney assists the CSEA in legal recourse of obtaining child support from absent parents. He also acts as legal advisor to the Children Services Unit and the agency in social welfare matters.


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Attention SNAP (Food Stamps) recipients

Due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, February SNAP benefits will be available on your EBT (Ohio Direction) card on January 16, 2019 and are meant to be used in February.  YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS IN FEBRUARY.

 This means that you may have two months’ worth of food dollars on your account this month. No food dollars will be added in February.  The early food dollars are meant to help with next month’s food.  We encourage our SNAP-participating customers to plan their purchases carefully so that they have money available to meet their food needs.