Are there exceptions to these priorities?
Yes. Payments received from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will be used to reimburse past public assistance received by the custodial parent.

OBES will only be used to pay current child support.

Court orders may affect allocations, the most common occurrence being payments received from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (OBWC). Attorney’s representing non-custodial parents may receive a worker’s compensation settlement often to obtain a court order for payment of their fees from the settlement.

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1. How does SETS determine the amount of my support check?
2. Are there exceptions to these priorities?
3. Why is the total amount of my weekly support payment less than the monthly amount ordered?
4. How often should I receive a support payment?
5. Can my support payment be delayed for any other reason?
6. What if I do not receive a payment within these time frames?