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Posted on: January 11, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Update on Benefits and the Partial Federal Shutdown

Impact of feds

Due to the partial Federal shutdown, updates on benefits and programs are as follows:

Food Assistance :

--If a consumer is in receipt of SNAP benefits and the case is approved for February, SNAP benefits will be issued by January 20th regardless if the Federal shutdown ends.

--If a consumer has a pending SNAP benefit for a new application or a reapplication/recertification ALL VERIFICATIONS REQUESTED MUST BE RETURNED ASAP (no later than January 24) as the SNAP benefits can be issued in January for February.

--If REQUESTED information is not returned until February, SNAP benefits will not be issued until further direction from the Food and Nutrition Services and the State of Ohio is given regarding the shutdown.

--Verifications can be turned into the office in the drop off mailbox, faxed to 419-337-0061, dropped off in person to the agency at 604 South Shoop Avenue, Suite 200 Wauseon, OH 43570 or by email to

--Verifications can be mailed but this does not guarantee they will be received in time for approval due to mail processing.

TANF Cash benefits are not impacted.  


Medicaid has not been impacted.

Child Support Enforcement is not impacted. 

Children Services is not impacted. 

All other business is as usual. 

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