DAYTON, OH (July 24, 2023) – The Montgomery County Child Support Enforcement Agency is again giving parents their driving privileges back through a special reinstatement program during the month of August.
August is Child Support Awareness Month, and drivers who’ve had their licenses suspended due to non-payment of child support can have the suspension lifted by paying one month of back support instead of the standard three months.
More than 55,000 children in Montgomery County benefited from Ohio’s child support program in 2022, resulting in more than $102 million being collected for their benefit.
“This program isn’t a debt forgiveness, but it gives parents the chance to re-engage with our agency to help restore driving and earning capabilities for the sake of their children,” said Sarah Fields, Montgomery County’s Assistant Director for Child Support.
Those who take advantage of the opportunity will also be linked up with CSEA’s employment program through a partnership with the Montgomery County Workforce Development team to help parents who are unemployed or underemployed.
“If a parent is struggling to meet their child support obligations, we want to take away the shame they may feel from falling behind and come up with solutions,” said Fields.
Last year, 119 people took advantage of the reinstatement opportunity, resulting in more than $32,139.56 being collected. Montgomery County now leads Ohio’s six largest counties in collections on arrears and is second in collections on current support.
Parents can visit The Job Center at 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Child Support assistance. Live online chat support is offered during the same hours. The Call Center can be reached at 937-225-4600 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Customers can also send messages to the Agency, check balances and make payments using the Ohio Child Support Mobile App, available for both iOS and Android devices. More information is available at mcsea.org.