Crawford County Food AssistanceFood 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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Some people may be required to participate in our JOBS program in order to receive food assistance, while some people may meet exemptions and not be required to work. Required recipients must sign an Employability Plan and participate with work activity assignments. Employability Plan non-compliance could result in a sanction. Click the following link to learn more about work activities, participation requirements, and sanctions.

To ensure that you receive the correct amount of food assistance benefits, CCJFS may use your SSN to check with other agencies or people to make sure the information that you've provided is accurate.

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