- Job & Family Services
- Public Assistance
- Cash Assistance
Ohio Works First (OWF)
This program (formerly Aid to Dependent Children or ADC) helps meet the needs of children and their parents or caretakers through cash and medical assistance. The goals of Ohio Works First (OWF) are to:
- Encourage care of dependent children
- Help parents or relatives of children attain self-sufficiency
- Maintain and strengthen families
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 office at (419) 337-0010 Option 2 then 3 or toll free at (800) 344-3575 to learn more.
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. Please contact our office at (419) 337-0010 Option 2 then 3 or toll free at (800) 344-3575 to learn more.
Please note: There may be a requirement to cooperate with CSEA to establish paternity and a child support order for that child(ren).
This program helps pregnant teens or teen parents to graduate. Cash incentives and counseling are used to encourage them to finish high school or secure a GED.
JFS 07200 Application for Benefits (PDF)
You can report changes online and then clicking “My Case”