Food assistance eligibility, determined by the Public Assistance Income Maintenance unit of Crawford County Job and Family Services, is based on federal guidelines including income, allowable expenses (rent/mortgage, utility bills, child care, child support for child(ren) paid outside of the home, medical expenses for individuals 60 years of age or older or who are considered disabled), household size and resources in some situations. Over one million Ohioans receive food assistance each month.
Most households, whose gross monthly income is below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines, may qualify for food assistance. Follow this link to the Food & Nutrition Service Pre-Screening Tool to see if you might be eligible to receive food assistance.
Depending on your household's situation, you will have a review (recertification) of your eligibility for benefits at least once every 12 months or more often if your household is experiencing a lot of changes or has earned income.
(OAC 5101:4-1-13 (A). In accordance with Federal law and USDA policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, nation origin, sex, age, religious beliefs, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:USDA Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W,Whitten Building, 1400 Independence SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or call (202)-720-5964
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