Due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, February SNAP benefits will be available on the EBT (Ohio Direction) card January 16, 2019. These are the February benefits that are being released early due to the government partial shutdown. To read more on this early release, go to https://www.fns.usda.gov/pressrelease/2019/000319. For SNAP questions or issues, contract the local Job & Family Services office by calling 1-866-886-3537 (choose option 6, then option 2). For information posted by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, go to http://jfs.ohio.gov/ or call 1-844-640-OHIO.
For questions or eligibility for unemployment benefits, go to https://unemployment.ohio.gov/PublicSelfServiceChoice.html
Looking for local food assistance, search our Partner Charity Directory for pantry and soup kitchen's hours of operations and availability
A variety of national resources were recently shared by USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/01/10/government-shutdown-freebies-deals-and-help-furloughed-workers/2523404002
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