Job & Family Services Office of Family Assistance
Office of Family Stability
Family Assistance - Applications
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Some Very Important Things to Know When Applying

  • To apply for cash and food assistance benefits, you must complete a face-to-face interview. The county will schedule that interview after you complete the application and mail it, fax it, or deliver it to the county agency. The face-to-face interview may be waived if you meet a hardship condition
  • It is important that you mail, fax, or deliver your application to the county agency as soon as possible as it could affect the first day that you may be eligible to receive benefits.
  • A case worker at your County Department of Job and Family Services can help you if you are having problems getting needed information. It is important that you inform your caseworker that you need help.
Applications and other forms

  • The Request for Ohio Works First, Disability Financial Assistance, Refugee Cash, Food Assistance and Medical Assistance is a four-page document that must be completed, signed and dated. If you cannot complete the document, you must provide the household's name, address, and signature to preserve your application file date. Mail, fax, or deliver it to the Department of Job and Family Services in your county. Click here to get addresses of where to apply for food assistance benefits.
  • The Application/Reapplication Verification Request lists some items that you may need to bring to your interview. If you do not have all the documents that you need, the county caseworker will give you some more time to get those documents. If you need help getting the documents, ask your caseworker for help.
  • Fact Sheets are available for you to learn more information about the cash, medical and food assistance programs.
Your Rights and Responsibilities

Department of Job and Family Services Applications


The applications are available in portable document format (PDF), indicated by a blue underline. To access them, you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader. It can be downloaded for FREE from the Adobe website.

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