Our systems will be unavailable from 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, through 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27, due to a major technical upgrade. If you need to apply, recertify or renew your benefits for cash, food or Medicaid assistance during this time, you can submit a paper application to your County Department of Job and Family Services. County staff will not have access to data about your case while the system is offline. If you submit a paper application, it will be screened to see whether you need expedited food assistance, but it will not be processed until after the system is back online. If you need food while the system is unavailable, please contact your local food pantry. Your local county agency also can provide referrals to other services if you need them. You can find your local county agency at https://jfs.ohio.gov/County/County_Directory.pdf. We apologize for this inconvenience.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to the Self Assessment. The tool is a quick and easy way for you to find out if your household might be able to get:
Your answers to a few short questions will let you know if your household might be eligible for benefits. Complete the questions based on your household's conditions now. Estimates are allowed, but they need to be as correct as possible.
If you, or anyone in your household, has a need for or interest in long-term services and supports, please click here.
After finishing the Assessment, you can review your answers and change them if necessary. The self-assessment can only tell you that your household may qualify for benefits and services; it is not a promise that you will receive them. In order for us to determine whether you are actually eligible for benefits and services, there are other steps that must be taken. You must submit an application for us to determine whether you qualify for benefits and services.