Cash Assistance

There are 2 main Cash Assistance programs you may be eligible to receive.

1) Ohio Works First (OWF)

You may qualify for this benefit if you are a relative or have legal custody of a minor child living with you. The minor child’s parent cannot reside in the home with you. You may also qualify if you are a parent with minor children living with you and you are in receipt of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) thru the Social Security Administration. There is no work program requirement for these types of situations. Please contact our Customer Service at 330.424.1472 to learn more.

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You may qualify for this benefit with a work program if you are pregnant, are the parent of a minor child who lives with you, or if you have a minor child living with you that you have legal custody of or is a relative and you are in need. There is a work program requirement for these situations. Click here to learn more about this service. 

Please note: There may be a requirement to cooperate with CSEA to establish paternity and a child support order for that child(ren).

2) Disability Assistance (DA) Cash

You may qualify for this benefit if you have a physical or mental condition that prevents you from being employed. You will be required to apply for benefits through the Social Security Administration and follow through with that process. We will also ask that you cooperate with our Disability Determination Unit (DDU) to secure medical records from past and current medical providers. This information will be gathered and used to determine if your condition meets the disability criteria to receive this benefit.  Please contact our Customer Service at 330.424.1472 to learn more about this program.

You may apply for this benefit online or you may print the application, located in the forms box above and on the forms page (JFS 07200 Application for benefits), which can be mailed or dropped off at 7989 Dickey Drive, Suite 2, Lisbon, OH 44432 or you may fax your application to 330-424-0925.