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April 1, 2020

Seeking Unemployment Insurance? Remember to apply for SNAP too.

Highlights: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides critical food dollars to families facing a loss of income. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SNAP benefits will increase for many and application processes will be streamlined. Families applying for unemployment should simultaneously apply for SNAP, which can be done online at In response to...

May 7, 2018

Community Engagement is Critical for Success as Ohio and its Counties Modernize Work Support Programs

May 7, 2018 INTRODUCTION Ohio’s County Departments of Job and Family Services are in the midst of significant changes to the way they administer public assistance programs – including food, cash and medical assistance. These programs are designed to help low-income families get back on their feet. In each of Ohio’s 88 counties, new technology...

January 25, 2018

Ohio Benefits Pilot Update

Updated March 1, 2018 OHIO BENEFITS PILOT For the first time since 2013, three of Ohio’s core work support programs – Medicaid, Food Assistance (SNAP), and Cash Assistance (OWF) – are one step closer to being re-integrated into a single eligibility. KEY TAKEAWAYS New eligibility system being piloted in five counties will roll out to...