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Ohio Works First Directory
Welfare in Ohio
What it has been... What it will be...
The concepts
Rule-driven welfare system Performance/outcome-driven Ohio Works First program
Focus on client eligibility Focus on achieving client self-sufficiency
Entitlements Temporary assistance
Welfare recipient or client Ohio Works First Participant
The programs
ADC (Aid to Dependent Children) / TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) Ohio Works First
CWEP (Community Work Experience Program) - for public sector only WEP (Work Experience Program) - for public and private sectors
DA (Disability Assistance) Expanded to include immigrants who lose SSI
FEA (Family Emergency Assistance) Part of new Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) program
JOBS (Job Opportunities and Basic Skills) Part of Ohio Works First
SEP (Subsidized Employment Program) - only for newly created jobs Expanded to include filling of existing vacancies
FSA (Family Support Act of 1988) PRWORA (Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996)