The Ohio Works First (OWF) program is a federally funded program that provides time limited cash benefits to help families and pregnant women in need. This program has an income limit however, you can have a job and still be eligible. In Ohio the initial time limit is 36 months.
The program provides employment support and training to help people find jobs. Everyone who receives OWF will be required to complete community service, work assignments or training activities. These activities may include helping at a church, helping at an office, GED classes and/or computer classes. OWF activities are managed at the Clermont County Wrokforce One Resource Center. To find out more visit their website at http://workforceoneclermont.com/.
If you are the non-parent relative of a child who is living with you or you have legal custody of a child who is living with you, the child may be eligible for OWF and your income will not count. You must provide verification of the relationship (birth certificates) or legal custody and you will not be required to participate in a work activity.
For additional information go to www.jfs.ohio.gov/
Workforce One of Clermont County
Workforce One of Clermont County is funded through the Department of Job and Family Services. The resource center is committed to helping the community with many resources. They can develop workforce solutions for businesses and help residents of Clermont County in their job search and skill improvement. They work with other agencies to meet the needs of the community and do all they can to make the community better one person at a time.
Disability Assistance (DA)
Disability Assistance (DA) is a cash assistance program issued to a single adult or childless couple. This program provides a small cash payment to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability, and pending Social Security Disability (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) with the Social Security Administration. The Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Services determines if an individual is eligible for this program based on medical evidence submitted by the local county Dept. of Job & Family Services.
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Click below for required communication documents for Ohio Works First, Disability Financial Assistance and Refugee Cash Assistance programs.