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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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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.