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.

Aug 29, 2013

A Sandusky County Grand Jury recently indicted Fremont resident, Kelly Provonsha, on charges of tampering with records and grand theft.

Nov 7, 2012
Child Support Web Portal Now Available

Cash 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.

Our agency offers a few cash assistance programs:

  • Ohio Works First (OWF) serves as a temporary support system designed to emphasize employment and family self-sufficiency through programs and services to unemployed and/or low-income families. While receiving cash benefits, adult family members search for jobs, attend training for future jobs, participate in our JOBS program, and/or finish a high school or vocational degree.


  • Disability Financial Assistance (DFA) serves as a temporary cash assistance program designed to help adults who have little or no income while they are waiting for Social Security's determination on their disability. While receiving this cash benefit, individuals MUST apply for Social Security. The maximum amount a person can receive each month is $115.


  • The Ohio Refugee Services Program operates as part of a national and international effort to help people displaced from their countries to find a new home and a new life.  Individuals and families may be displaced by war; political, religious, or economic turmoil; and other factors beyond their control.  The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) supervises a program of services and benefits designed to help refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, and selected others resettle in Ohio.  ODJFS is supported in this effort by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, county departments of job and family services, resettlement agencies, and medical providers.  The Refugee Services Section is the ODJFS unit responsible for coordination and administration of refugee services in Ohio.
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