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In order to best protect confidential and other important data, the ODJFS website will no longer support several outdated web browsers. Effective December 5, Internet Explorer 6 or older, Opera 4 or older and Netscape Navigator will no longer work on ODJFS sites that are https-enabled. Individuals can download the most recent version of Internet Explorer here and the most recent version of Opera here.

The Office of Family Assistance, created this web site, which contains the County Departments of Job and Family Services (CDJFS) Good Cause criteria to extend OWF benefits to families who have ceased to participate in OWF due to the 36-month state time limit for at least a 24-month waiting period. After the 24-month waiting period, an assistance group may qualify for additional OWF months if 'good cause' is determined to exist.

When submitting your County OWF Good Cause document or amendment, remember to include your County name and date. Please make sure to submit the entire document. A mailbox has been set up so that each county may electronically submit its good cause critieria to ODJFS. This mailbox is also utilized to forward subsequent modifications to the county good cause criteria. Please send the document to Program-Policy@odjfs.state.oh.us.

*For amendments please mark the document "Amendment".