What counts as income in the child support computation?

Child support in Ohio is based on the income of both parents, as well as other factors. All gross income is included in the computation. “Gross income” includes the total of all earned and unearned income from all sources during a calendar year, whether or not the income is taxable.

For a parent who is employed to full capacity, child support is based upon the gross income of the parent from any and all of the following sources:
Salaries, wages, overtime pay, bonuses, commissions, tips.
Severance pay, pensions.
Interest, trust income, annuities, dividends.
Social security benefits, including retirement, disability, and survivor benefits that are not means-tested.
Workers’ compensation benefits.
Unemployment insurance benefits.
Disability insurance benefits.
Income of members of any branch of the U.S. armed services or national guard, including, amounts representing base pay, basic allowance for quarters, basic allowance for subsistence, supplemental subsistence allowance, cost of living adjustment, specialty pay, variable housing allowance, and pay for training or other types of required drills.
Benefits that are not means-tested and that are received by and in the possession of the veteran who is the beneficiary for any service-connected disability under a program or law administered by the United States department of veterans’ affairs or veterans’ administration.
Spousal support actually received.
Self-generated income, potential cash flow from any source.
And “all other sources of income.”

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