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Food Assistance Program
Goal and Purpose
The Food Assistance Program − formerly the Food Stamp Program helps eligible low-income Ohioans stretch their food budgets and buy healthy food. A household may consist of an individual or a group of individuals who live together and usually purchase
and prepare their food together.

Qualifications
You may qualify for benefits if your household’s gross monthly income is at or under 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. Some households may qualify if they have incomes over the limit if someone in the household is elderly or disabled. If your household’s income is under the limit, or if the limit does not apply, your benefit amount will be determined based on your household expenses.

This includes your:
  • Rent or mortgage costs
  • Gas
  • Electric
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Phone
  • Medical expenses
  • Payments for child support and child care

Other factors in determining eligibility include the number of people in your household who purchase and prepare food together and, in some situations, resources such as cash, savings and stocks.

Applying for Assistance
You may apply for food assistance online by downloading the Request for Cash, Food and Medical Assistance (JFS 7200) form and submitting it to Greene County Department of Job and Family Services.

You may also file the application through your local Ohio Benefit Bank site. You can find the site nearest you and get more information online. The Ohio Benefit Bank helps low- and moderate-income Ohioans apply for work supports such as tax credits and public benefits, including food assistance.

Issues
If you having problems regarding your Ohio Direction Card (the new food stamp card) please call (866) 386-3071 or online.