Ashland County Department of Job & Family Services promotes health, safety, and self-sufficiency with a number of public assistance programs designed to help individuals and families when they need it most. We are a fiscally responsible agency dedicated to serving our community with dignity, respect, and solutions that improve long-term quality of life.
Food, shelter, clothing, medical care, transportation, childcare, or other day-to-day economic challenges,
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a food assistance program designed to raise nutritional levels and to safeguard the health and well-being of individuals in low income households in Ohio.
Do I Qualify?
A person may qualify for benefits if the household's gross monthly income (before taxes) is within 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. Food Assistance Program benefits can be used to buy most food or food products intended for human consumption.
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.
Am I Eligible?
In order to be eligible for OWF, a household must include the following:
Medicaid is a state and federally funded health care coverage plan providing assistance to qualifying individuals and families.
Am I Eligible?
The following individuals may qualify for Medicaid coverage in Ohio:
For more information, please visit Medicaid.ohio.gov
Child care services are available for qualified parents or families of children being cared for in certified homes and licensed child care centers.
Do I Qualify?
If you are employed or attending an accredited school and your income is below 130% of poverty level, you may qualify for subsidized child care.
Become a Childcare Provider
If you have a heart for children and are interested in becoming a childcare provider, the ACDJFS can help you begin a career in child care.
Becoming a Childcare Provider
Transportation is available to those who qualify for medical and counseling appointments. The NET program is designed to increase access to medical appointments. Consumers residing in Ashland County who are current recipients of Medicaid attending a Medicaid reimbursable medical appointment can access NET by requesting services by phone, mail, or in person during our regular business hours. Please contact us 2 weeks prior to your scheduled appointment when possible. A request for service does not guarantee availability of Ashland County NET Program drivers.
Please have the following information available when requesting service:
When applying for institutional care through Medicaid, applicants will need to show proof of income, resources, disability, U.S. Citizenship, and other health insurance. Individuals must also meet Transfer of Resources provisions. Once it is determined that financial requirements are met, a level of care assessment will be conducted to identify the appropriate type of long-term care Medicaid will provide.
Once the care needs of the individual are determined, an additional computation is completed to establish how much of their income will be applied to the cost of the institution. This is called the Patient Liability.
Healthchek is Ohio’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program. It is a service package for babies, kids, and young adults under the age of 21 who are enrolled in Ohio Medicaid.
For more information, please visit Healthchek Services.
The Pregnancy Related Services Program monitors the medical care of pregnant Medicaid recipients and arranges for any services needed to have a healthy pregnancy.
For immediate assistance, call 1-844-640-OHIO (6446) to apply or renew over the phone. A caseworker will assist you in the application process needed to determine eligibility.
Apply or renew online through benefits.ohio.gov!
If you have a special circumstance that limits you from applying over the phone or online, we're here to assist you in person at 15 W. Fourth Street.
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