Cash Assistance

Ohio Works First (OWF) is the financial assistance portion of Ohio's Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. OWF was established to provide time-limited assistance to eligible families.

OWF provides cash benefits to eligible needy families for up to 36 months. After 36 months, a family cannot receive additional cash assistance unless the County Department of Job and Family Services (CDJFS) approves an extension of benefits. The emphasis of OWF is self-sufficiency, personal responsibility and employment. To file an application online, click here.

To complete and application or report changes to your case, please call 1-844-640-6446 Monday – Friday 8-4

To submit documents for your SNAP, CASH, or Medicaid – email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information regarding the EPPICard, please call 1-866-320-8822 or visit