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What types of services are provided by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services?

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The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services offers a wide range of services to the people of Ohio, including unemployment compensation, training assistance, food assistance and cash assistance. Child support, protective services, child care and adoption are some of the other services offered by ODJFS.

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ODJFS’s website JFS.Ohio.gov has detailed information regarding its services, including eligibility requirements and how to access services.

Disability Financial Assistance and Ohio Works First are the two types of cash assistance offered by ODJFS. Eligible families get time-limited, monthly cash assistance under Ohio Works First.

Eligible parents engaging in work or training efforts get financial assistance from ODJFS. Families with income less than 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for child care.

There are numerous training and employment services offered by ODJFS to help out-of-work Ohioans. Businesses looking to hire employees can use these services to find suitable employees. ODJFS manages OhioMeansJobs.com, where Ohioans can post their resumes and browse thousands of jobs.

ODJFS also runs the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which offers food assistance to those in need. Families with incomes less than 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are eligible for ODJFS’s food assistance services.

ODJFS also offers unemployment compensation to individuals who have lost their jobs for no fault of their own.

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