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Cash Assistance Ohio Works First (OWF)
Ohio Works First was established to provide time-limited cash assistance to eligible families through Ohio’s temporary Assistance to Needy Families program, which emphasizes employment, personal responsibility and self-sufficiency. Applications are processed at county departments of job and family services, and cash assistance is provided to eligible families for up to 36 months. For child-only cases, there are no time limits for cash assistance.

Each county agency develops its own policies for hardship and good cause extensions. After a 36-month time limit, cash assistance is not available unless the county agency approves an extension. A family may apply for a hardship extension at any time after its 36-month time limit has ended. A family may apply for a good cause extension after a 24-month waiting period following the 36-month time limit.

OWF Work Requirements
ALL adults/heads of household receiving cash assistance (OWF) will be required to participate in a jobs activity. The type of jobs activity and the number of hours per month required of OWF participants varies based on a number of factors. Questions regarding OWF work requirements should be directed to Tammy Corp at (740) 721-0659.

Who is eligible?
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Who is not eligible?
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How much are payments?
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How can I apply for Ohio Works First?
  See Fact Sheet      Self-Service Getting Started Guide
Please click here to contact your eligibility referral specialist directly with questions regarding your benefits.  You may also contact the Perry JFS Call Center at (740) 342-3551 Option 4 for more assistance with the application process, making changes to your case, or transferring a case into or out of Perry County
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