Cash Assistance: Ohio Works First

Through Ohio Works First (OWF), the Logan County Department of Job and Family Services (LCDJFS) provides qualifying low-income families cash assistance, for a limited time, to help meet day-to-day expenses as they look for employment.

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To receive cash assistance, all able-bodied adults must work or participate in a work-related activity. Logan County OhioMeansJobs and its partnering agencies provide qualifying work-related activities and job training programs.

Also to qualify, families must:

  • Meet income guidelines set by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

  • Have at least one minor child, or be expecting a child in the third trimester

Time Limit for Cash Assistance

OWF cash assistance is available for up to 36 months. LCDJFS may grant extensions under certain circumstances.

After reaching the 36-month time limit, a family must stay off cash assistance for 24 months before trying to requalify. And when trying to qualify, the family must provide proof of a catastrophic event that prevented them from maintaining self-sufficiency.

Over their lifetime, adults are limited to a total of 60 months of OWF cash assistance.

To prevent delays in the cash assistance approval process please bring the following to your appointment:  identification, such as a driver's license; birth certificate; social security card; verification of the last 30 days of income; current mortgage or rent verification; and current utility bills.