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Applying for Food, Cash and Medical Assistance

Ohio has three ways to apply for cash, food and medical assistance:

1.You can apply online at
2.You can fill out a "Request for Cash, Food and Medical Assistance" (JFS 7200) form and submit it to your county agency. You can get the form at  or by visiting your county agency. You can find the address and phone number of your county agency at or by looking in the county government section of your phone book. Some county agencies have multiple locations so make sure to call first to find the location nearest you. You can also register to vote at your county agency. 
3.You may also file the application through your local Ohio Benefit Bank site. The Ohio Benefit Bank helps low- and moderate-income Ohioans apply for work supports such as tax credits and public benefits, including Ohio Works First. To find the Ohio Benefit Bank site nearest you and to get more information, go to

Some specific Medicaid programs may require an additional form. To learn more, click here.
For more information, see the publication "Program Enrollment & Benefit Information" (JFS 07501), which can be found at your county agency or online at