In Ohio, TANF applicants must meet both the state and federal guidelines for the program. The federal government requires that individuals meet the monetary and non-monetary state guidelines, complete work-related activities, provide paternity information about the children in the household, and report as required by the state. The federal guidelines have been built into each state.s program, as this is required in order for states to receive the block grants that fund TANF. Therefore, it is really only necessary that applicants be aware of and meet the requirements as outlined by the state of Ohio. To read more about the federal TANF eligibility guidelines, click here. In order to qualify for welfare in Ohio, candidates must comply with the requirements of the Ohio Works First program. Namely, the household must include a child or a woman who six months pregnant, children must live in the home, and adults must sign a self-sufficiency contract. Ohio TANF Program.
TANF benefits are figured based on individual state guidelines and dependent on factors such as family size, earned and unearned income, and housing expenses. The state of Ohio has a 60 month (5 year) cap on TANF benefits in the Ohio Works First program. The average TANF benefit for a family of three in 2010 was $434 per month. TANF benefits in Ohio are paid by check, direct deposit or EBT.
The food stamp program is a federal program run by state and local agencies, it is for low income families. In most states the same rules for TANF apply for food stamps. If you meet the requirements for TANF, you meet the requirements for food stamps. Find out how to apply for food stamps in OH or check your Ohio EBT Card balance.