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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Ohio Benefits System will be unavailable April 22 through 27

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The Ohio Benefits System will be unavailable from 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, through 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27, so that a major technical upgrade can be completed, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. 

If residents need to apply, recertify or renew benefits for cash, food or Medicaid assistance during this time, they can submit a paper application to their local County Department of Job and Family Services.

County staff will not have access to data about your case while the system is offline. If you submit a paper application, it will be screened to see whether you need expedited food assistance, but it will not be processed until after the system is back online. If you need food while the system is unavailable, please contact your local food pantry. 

To reach the Clark County Department of Job and Family Services, call 937-327-1700 or 800-516-3463 or log on to clarkdjfs.org.

Local county agencies can also provide referrals to other services if needed. A your local county agency here. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services apologizes for this inconvenience.

For more information about state benefits, log on to https://benefits.ohio.gov/.

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