MIDDLEPORT — With National Child Support Awareness Month wrapping up, the Meigs County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) is focused on ensuring payments are made on a regular basis.
Currently, Meigs County has 2,320 active child support cases. Of those, approximately 1,000 will be heard in the courts this year.
According to the CSEA, more than 1,000 absent parents have a suspended driver license due to failure to pay child support.
From now until Sept. 21, the Meigs CSEA is offering an opportunity for those persons to have their license reinstated by paying one month of support.
During this time period, a driver’s license will be released from suspension if the participant will pay the amount due for one month of their child support obligation. To complete the process, the reinstatement fee must also be paid to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
To avoid further suspensions, the participant must continue to pay their monthly obligation when it is due.
Normally, a person would have to pay three months worth of child support in order to have the license reinstated. Due to recent changes in the law, there are other circumstances that can be considered.
To discuss payment options contact the Meigs CSEA at (740) 992-2117.