Cash Benefits

Ohio Works First Cash Assistance is monthly income provided to low income families. Benefits are issued via a debit card or by direct deposit.   To be eligible for Ohio Works First cash assistance, individuals must meet financial requirements and have a child under the age of 18 living in the home.  Recipients are required to participate in some type of work activity with the goal of becoming self sufficient.  Financial guidelines apply.

Shelby County Ohio Job Family Services Cash BenefitsRelatives or legal guardians/custodians caring for minor children in their home who are not the biological parents can also file for a monthly cash check for the children only.  Income of the relatives or guardian is not used when determining assistance for the children.  Guardians must be appointed through the court system.

If you have problems with your card or need to report the card as lost or stolen, you must call the Customer Service Hotline at:

1-866-320-8822

 

How to Apply

Step 1:  Submit an application
You can submit your application in the following ways: Online at:  www.benefits.ohio.gov
By phone by calling:

937-498-4981, option 3

After completing a paper application, you may return the application by mail, in person, by using the drop box outside of the front door of the agency, or by fax:
937-498-7396

or by email: FMS-Staff@jfs.ohio.gov

Shelby County Job & Family Services
227 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, OH  45365

 

Shelby County Ohio Job Family Services Cash Benefits Card


Step 2:  Gather Verification Documents
As part of the application, you will need to submit a number of verification documents.  The specific documents are listed in the application, but in general we will need to verify:

  • Who is in the household
  • All household income,  and
  • Basic information such as identity, Social Security Number(s) and Birth Verifications
Step 3: The Interview
Once you have submitted your application for cash or food assistance, you will be contacted by a caseworker to complete an interview by telephone.

Step 4:  Return any Additional Verifications
At the end of your interview, the eligibility worker will send you a checklist of any additional verification documents we need to complete your case.  You may return the documents:

by fax to:

937-498-7396

by email to: FMS-Staff@jfs.ohio.gov

by mail to:
Shelby County Job & Family Services
227 S. Ohio Avenue
Sidney, OH  45365

or in person, or by using the drop box outside the front door of the agency

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services
Prevention, Retention and Contingency Plan
Opportunity for Public Comment

The Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services is taking comments from the public on the Prevention, Retention and Contingency plan for Shelby County.  The plan is developed under guidance and regulations from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
The plan will be available for public comment from August 17,2021 – September 16, 2021 at the Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services, 227 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio, 45365.
Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday,  Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday


Cash Food & Medical Assistance

Applications and verifications
such as income, expenses and
other needed items may be returned by:

E-mail to:  FMS-Staff@jfs.ohio.gov
Fax to:  937-498-7396,  mail to:
Shelby County Department

of Job & Family Services
227 S. Ohio Avenue,Sidney, OH  45365,
in person, or by drop box outside the
front door of the agency.



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https://aps.jfs.ohio.gov/

 

 

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ADDRESS 227 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365
PHONE 937-498-4981
FAX 937-498-7396
HOURS M - F   7:30 am - 4 pm