The Self-Service Portal has successfully undergone a major upgrade. New features include the following: 1.The Portal is now mobile device friendly. 2.Users can provide verifications by uploading a photo of the document. 3.Enhanced password reset functionality. If a Portal user sees distorted screens after logging in, please have the user clear their browser cache and log back in. Users can typically clear their cache in the browser settings area of their chosen web browser. The Ohio Benefits Help Desk can be reached at (844) 640-6446 if a portal user encounters any issues.You can use your Self Service Portal account to apply for benefits, check your case status, report changes, and reapply for benefits. Recent changes have made this portal mobile friendly and will allow for you to provide verifications by uploading a photo of the document. This could help you avoid making a call or visit to your county office. Stay home and stay safe.

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Welcome to the Early Childhood Services Eligibility Self-Assessment. This tool can help your family select an early childhood service:

For help with answering the questions in this tool, please use the
Early Childhood Services Eligibility Self-Assessment User Guide or Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have answered the questions, your results will be shown. This tool is not an application. Please contact or apply for every service you are interested in, even if listed as not eligible. Click on each service for more information.

If you leave this tool, you must answer all questions again. To return to a previous screen, use the 'Back' button at the bottom of the screen. The answers you provide on this tool are confidential. To get started, click the 'Continue' button.