Nov 3, 2017

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS)...

Step Up to Quality.pdf 


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 Food Assistance Program helps people with low incomes obtain nutritious food. Food assistance program 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.

There are two Cash Assistance programs.  The Ohio Works First (OWF) program is a federally funded program that provides time limited cash benefits to help families and pregnant women in need.  Disability Financial Assistance (DFA) is a cash assistance program issued to childless adults who have little or no income while they are waiting for Social Security's determination on their disability.

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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