Services

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Medicaid

About the Ohio Department of Medicaid Launched in July 2013, the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) is Ohio’s first Executive-level Medicaid agency. With a network of more than 83,000 active providers, ODM delivers health care coverage to more than 2.7 million residents of Ohio on a daily basis. Working closely with stakeholders, advocates, medical professionals,...

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Food Assistance

Ohio Direction Card/EBT Ohio EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) is the electronic distribution of food assistance benefits. Benefits are accessed with the Ohio Direction Card. The Ohio Direction Card is similar to commercial debit and ATM cards. Most Ohio grocery stores accept the Ohio Direction Card. Benefits Safer and more secure than carrying cash or checks...

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Foster Care & Adoption

Foster Parents The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) oversees Ohio’s foster care system. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, you must be licensed by ODJFS through your county public children services agency (PCSA) or a private agency certified by ODJFS to approve and recommend foster parents. ODJFS licensing staff...

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Protective Services

Report Child or Adult Abuse Our Vision: Ohio's children, youth and vulnerable adults have a safe and permanent family that nurtures and promotes their overall well-being Our Mission: Office of Families and Children, through partnership with public and private agencies, will support the delivery of services to improve outcomes that promote safety and well-being.  ...

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Child Care

Child Care Summary: To ensure the health, safety, and well-being of children while in care through licensing / certifying and regulatory activities. Child Care Mission: Through public and private partnership, ODJFS Child Care will work to improve the availability and quality of child care for Ohio's children and families and enhance the delivery of service...

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Cash Assistance

Cash Programs TANF Reauthorization Ohio Works First (OWF) OWF Payment Standards Disability Finanacial Assistance (DFA) Refugee Cash Assistance Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) Program

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Fraud Control

Report Welfare Fraud The Fraud Control Unit is responsible for providing support to the CDJFS agencies for fraud and overpayment control through training and technical assistance; administration of the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) and the State Tax Refund Offset Program (STOP); Income and Eligibility Verification System (IEVS) reviews, and Federal Tax Information Safeguarding reviews; and...

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