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The state of Ohio offers various programs to help families, children and other residents in need. Food assistance benefits, for instance, are available in several forms in Ohio. Food stamps (or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits) can be accessed by families who need support in avoiding the impacts of hunger. These applicants must meet established income and work requirements. They must also file the appropriate application. The other kind of food assistance available exists in the form of free breakfast and lunch programs for school-age children. Available for public school students whose families meet the established income and household requirements, this type of food assistance can greatly benefit resident families within the state.

To find out if you are eligible for the benefits of these programs, as well as how to navigate the application procedure for both, download our comprehensive Family Assistance guide here.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is another important assistance program available in Ohio. TANF provides cash assistance to families who are experiencing an immediate need for support. This assistance can be used for food, clothing, utilities and other necessities. Ohio has a work requirement for receiving TANF benefits, and you must provide verification of employment, job search or community service. To learn how you can get temporary cash assistance and other forms of financial help, review the detailed TANF section of our guide.

Ohio Family Assistance

What Kind of Family Assistance Does Ohio Offer?

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) manages the implementation of family programs designed to provide assistance to families in need. These programs include food assistance, cash assistance and protective services. Learn more about the services the ODJFS provides by downloading our comprehensive guide today.

Who Can Benefit From Ohio Family Assistance?

Individuals and households who need support in buying food and other necessities can receive assistance from the various ODJFS programs. In order to receive benefits, applicants must meet certain criteria, such as income, age and citizenship requirements. See what benefits you could qualify for here.