Ohio Works First (OWF)
You may qualify for this benefit if you are a relative or have legal custody of a minor child living with you. The minor child’s parent cannot reside in the home with you. You may also qualify if you are a parent with minor children living with you and you are in receipt of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) thru the Social Security Administration. There is no work program requirement for these types of situations. Please contact our Customer Service at (419) 898-3688 to learn more.
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You may qualify for this benefit with a work program if you are pregnant, are the parent of a minor child who lives with you, or if you have a minor child living with you that you have legal custody of or is a relative and you are in need. There is a work program requirement for these situations.
Please note: There may be a requirement to cooperate with CSEA to establish paternity and a child support order for that child(ren).
You may apply for this benefit online or you may print the application, located in the forms box above and on the forms page (JFS 07200 Application for benefits), which can be mailed or dropped off at 8043 West State Route 163, Suite 200, Oak Harbor, OH 43449 or you may fax your application to (419) 898-2436.