Montgomery County is among 34 Ohio counties that have been granted a federal waiver to issue food assistance replacement benefits to individuals enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) hit hardest by the June 29, 2012 storm and ongoing power outage.
SNAP recipients will receive a prorated percent of their monthly benefit that will automatically be deposited on their EBT card by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services.
Food assistance benefits are provided to individuals and households who meet certain income requirements. You may qualify for benefits if your household’s gross monthly income is at or under 130 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Some households may qualify if they have income over the limit if a person in the household is elderly or disabled.
To apply for food assistance the following documentation is required:
- A photo ID (valid driver’s license, passport or State ID)
- Social Security card
- Income verification (i.e., pay stub)
- Verification of household expenses including rent/mortgage, utilities, child care and/or child support payments
To apply online go to www.ODJFSBenefits.ohio.gov or pickup an application at the Montgomery County Department of Job & Family Services located in the Job Center, 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton.