Establish Paternity

Paternity establishment is the legal determination of fatherhood. The CSEA can assist with establishing paternity when there is not an existing final and enforceable determination of paternity. A final enforceable determination of paternity exists when a court or administrative order has been issued determining that a man is the father of a child or 60 days have passed since an Acknowledgement of Paternity Affidavit has been signed. A support order cannot be issued until paternity has been established.

Paternity can be established up to the child’s 23rd birthday.

If you are interested in requesting paternity establishment for your child, go to www.odjfs.state.oh.us, to complete an application to request our services.

Benefits of establishing paternity:

  • Right to collect Social Security or Veteran’s Benefits

  • Inheritance rights

  • Access to medical history

Shelby County Ohio Job Family Services Child Support Paternity Establishment

Ways to establish paternity:

  • Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit: This form is made available at the hospital to unwed mothers when the child is born. The mother must not have been married within 300 days of the date of birth to be able to complete this form. The biological father and mother must both complete the form and their signatures need to be notarized. This form is a voluntary way for people to admit to being a child’s biological parents.

  • Genetic Testing: Genetic testing is conducted with buccal swabs. Skin cells are collected from the inside of the mouth with cotton swabs. When the resulting tests show that there is a 99% or greater probability that the man is the father, paternity will be established.

  • Marriage: A man is presumed to be the father of a child if the parties were married at the time of the child’s birth or if the child was born within 300 days after death, divorce or dissolution. The mother, the presumed father or another man alleging himself to be the father of the child may request genetic testing in this situation.

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Government Shutdown
Effects on SNAP
(Food Assistance)

Due to the Federal Government
Shutdown, Ohio will be  Issuing
February Food Assistance Benefits
to Participants Currently in Receipt
of SNAP 
on January 16th.

Participants will NOT receive their
benefits on their February load date
and should remember that their
benefits loaded in January will need
to last through February.

 We do not have any information
on issuances for 
March, but we
will keep you informed as soon as
we 
do. Thank you for your patience
and understanding.

 


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& June 5

 
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Job Search Skills Workshop


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April 17, May 15, & June 19

 

1:00PM to 3:00PM

 


Employer Expectations Workshop


February 27,  March 27,
April 24, May 22, & June 26

 

1:00PM to 3:00PM

 
Interviewing Skills Workshop


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April 10, May 8,
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February 19, 2019

12:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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