Apr 2, 2019

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Feb 5, 2018
*NEW* Child Care Change Report form now available on our website.
Oct 13, 2017
The Family and Individual Services Unit has been renamed Public Assistance in order to be more aligned with the services provided to the public
Aug 21, 2017

Kenynia Howard was indicted by a Sandusky County Grand Jury and pled guilty to theft and Medicaid eligibility fraud.           

Jul 22, 2015

The Sandusky County Department of Job and Family Services along with the eight counties listed below implemented a call center know as COLLABOR8. These nine (9) JFS Departments share a telephone and imaging system between counties to service public assistance consumers.

Nov 7, 2012
Child Support Web Portal Now Available

Public Assistance

Online Benefit Application

ODJFS Benefits provides an easy and quick way for the people in Ohio to apply for benefits OR report changes to an existing case.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps individuals and families with low incomes obtain nutritious food.  SNAP benefits are issued by USDA through county job and family services departments and are used to purchase specific staples and grocery items at participating grocery stores.

Medicaid is a state and federally funded health care program that provides assistance to certain low-income and medically vulnerable people. Ohioans who are eligible for Medicaid are entitled to all medically necessary services.  Ohio’s Medicaid program provides health care coverage to people who meet certain eligibility requirements. Depending on income, insurance status may affect eligibility and some consumers may be required to pay monthly premiums or co-pays.

Ohio Works First (OWF) is a federally funded cash assistance program for families with minor children and pregnant women in their third trimester who meet financial requirements.  This program is time limited and may have work requirements as a condition of eligibility.  Applicants ages 16-24 who are required to work will be referred to the Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program for additional services and employment opportunities.

Parents who are working or in school can apply for help to pay their Child Care.

There are Other Services such as TRIPS, First Call For Help, Healthchek, and Voter Registration.

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