How Do You Qualify for Welfare in Ohio?

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.