Create a Website Account - Manage notification subscriptions, save form progress and more.
Effective Feb. 29, 2024, the Recertification Interview Waiver previously implemented by Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will end. Therefore, MCDJFS is required to complete recertification interviews by the end of the current certification period for each assistance group beginning with recertifications due in March 2024.
Show All Answers
Each month, the state will mail the notice of expiration, an appointment letter and the JFS-7204 Request to Reapply for Cash Assistance, SNAP and/or Child Care Form to households that are due for Cash, SNAP and/or Child Care recertification. You will need to complete the form, return it by the due date and complete a recertification interview or risk losing your benefits.
To ensure you receive this important information, update your contact information through the Self Service Portal (SSP).
You can also complete the form and submit documents by mail or online through the SSP.
Yes. You can help expedite the SNAP, Cash Assistance and/or Child Care recertification process by returning the completed JFS-7204 along with proof of the following:
A full list of acceptable verification documents is also available online here.
Benefits will automatically close at the end of the assigned recertification period if you haven’t completed a recertification interview and submitted a completed 7204 form with supporting documentation.
You can submit a 7204 and supporting documentation within 30 days of closure of your benefits and call 1-844-860-6446 to complete your recertification interview. If your benefits have been closed for more than 30 days, you must reapply for benefits. Learn more: How to Apply for Assistance (mcohio.org)
The Interim Report is issued in the middle of your certification period to report any potential changes. Your recertification form (7204 or Request to Reapply for Cash Assistance, SNAP and/or Child Care) is issued the month prior to the end of your certification period in order to renew your ongoing benefits. If you receive an Interim Report or JFS 7204 during any part of your certification, please fully complete either form and resubmit to the agency. You can also always submit the forms online at ssp.benefits.ohio.gov.