Ohio is set to begin issuing child support for people who don’t get a birth certificate from their birth-certificate-issuing state.
The Ohio Department of Revenue says the policy will be phased in starting March 1, with the first batch of payments due in late 2018.
“It is important that people who need support for their children or grandchildren do not become ineligible for benefits,” the Ohio Department Of Revenue says in a news release.
The new policy will only be for people born in the state of Ohio, but it does allow for people to obtain support from the other 45 states.
A few states already allow for support from another state, including Hawaii and New York.