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

or by calling: 1-844-640-6446 to complete the application process Mondays through Fridays, 8:00am - 4:00pm

After completing a paper application, you may return the application in by mail, or by fax:

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

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

(937) 498-7396

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

or by mail to:

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

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Cash Food & Medical Assistance
Applications and verifications
such as income, expenses and
other needed items may be returned by:

e-mail:  FMS-Staff@jfs.ohio.gov
Fax:  937-498-7396
or mail: Shelby County Department
of Job & Family Services
227 S. Ohio Avenue,Sidney, OH  45365


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Adult Protective Services now
has a 24-Hour online portal available
for reporting non-emergency cases
of suspected adult abuse, neglect, or
exploitation at this link:
https://aps.jfs.ohio.gov/

 


COVID-19 Assistance Information

Shelby County Bridges Community Action Partnership has received funds to assist families affected by COVID-19.  This program starts November 2, 2020.   Funds can be used to pay back rent & mortgage and water & sewer bills. The funds are only available through the end of December.  Please call Shelby County Bridges CAP at 937-507-9341 to apply and for more information.


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To register for a workshop, call
OhioMeansJobs Shelby County at
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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