Eligibility for welfare in Ohio varies and is determined by many factors such as region, employment status, size of household and the applicant's ability to work. A key factor in welfare eligibility is whether or not the person can still work or is prevented from working due to a disability.
The number of people in Ohio receiving welfare has dropped since 2011, due to recipients no longer being enrolled in work programs. In order to receive aid, adults in one-parent households must work 30 hours a week, and two-parent families must work 55 hours. Most of the recipients of welfare in Ohio are children.