Ottawa County DJFS – COVID 19 Emergency Financial Assistance
As a part of the Prevention, Retention & Contingency (PRC) Program, the Ottawa County DJFS is providing Emergency Financial Assistance for households affected by the COVID-19 Virus. Click here, for more informaiton.
The PRC verification checklist below is what is required to make sure your application is complete and verified. Missing or choosing to skip items below can cause unnecessary delays or denial of your case. All applications are processed in date order. A notice of approval or denial is mailed to every applicant upon completion.
THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW MUST BE VERIFIED THROUGH SELF-ATTESTATION AND A FOLLOW UP PHONE INTERVIEW WILL BE DONE TO COLLECT THAT INFORMATION WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
INCOME – The last 30 days earned and unearned income prior to the application date for each family member over 18 years old. See the table to verify your gross earned/unearned monthly income is under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
CITIZENSHIP, SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS, RESIDENCY, AND ID FOR EACH FAMILY MEMBER:
- US Citizenship for each member of the household
- Identity for each individual in the home
- Residency and that each person listed on the application is currently living in the home and at the address listed on the application.
- Financial Hardship – as a result of lost wages due to COVID-19 virus business responses, shelter in or quarantine steps to limit the spread of the virus.
COVID 19 EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION – Completed and submitted to the Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services.
TELEPHONE INTERVIEW – Agency staff will contact the applicant by phone to complete the review and provide an audio signature to self-attestation and application.
This service is not available to households who have received Emergency Financial Assistance funding or Kinship Caregiver funding from the Ottawa County Department of Job and Family Services within the last 60 days.
To qualify for the TANF funded portion of this plan, you must have children in your physical custody residing in your home, 18 and under. If the child is 18, they have to be enrolled in high school to qualify for PRC funding.
If you have any questions on how to complete the online application below, please call (800) 665-1677 and ask for the Income Maintenance Backup worker of the day. Click here to download the application which can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (419) 898-2436. Your application must also include IRS Form W-9, click here to download the form and email to email@example.com or fax to (419) 898-2436.