Disability Assistance

Ohio’s Disability Financial Assistance Program is a safety net for
needy individuals who do not meet all of the eligibility requirements necessary to
receive help from other federal and state benefit programs, such as
Supplemental Security Income and Ohio Works First. Eligibility is determined by
county department of job and family services based on Ohio Administrative
Code rules.

Individuals who qualify for this program often qualify for Medicaid as well.


Who is Eligible?

Eligible Individuals include:
Individuals who are disabled as determined by the ODJFS Disability
Determination Area: or

Individuals who were at least 60 years of age and in receipt of Disability Financial Assistance in June 2003.

In order to receive assistance, the individual or family must meet all eligibility
requirements including income and resource criteria.

For example, regardless of its’ size, a family can not have resources that exceed $1000.
The maximum cash benefit is $115 per month for one person and; $159 per month for
two people.


How to Apply

We accept walk-in appointments for interviews every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:30 a.m. and again at 2:30 p.m.  This is on a first-come, first-served basis and there are a limited number of time slots available each day.