Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded program that offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. The program is run by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). If you live in this state and need to apply for a Ohio Direction Card, then the information below shows you how to apply for food stamps in Ohio. If you have additional questions or concerns about the Ohio SNAP program or the EBT application process, please contact the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services for assistance.
When you apply for Ohio Food Stamps
To apply for cash and food assistance benefits, you must complete a face-to-face interview. The county will schedule that interview after you complete the application and mail it, fax it, or deliver it to the county agency. The face-to-face interview may be waived if you meet a hardship condition.
It is important that you mail, fax, or deliver your application to the county agency as soon as possible as it could affect the first day that you may be eligible to receive benefits. A case worker at your County Department of Job and Family Services can help you if you are having problems getting needed information. It is important that you inform your caseworker that you need help.
The Request for Ohio Works First, Disability Financial Assistance, Refugee Cash, Food Assistance and Medical Assistance is a four-page document that must be completed, signed and dated. If you cannot complete the document, you must provide the household's name, address, and signature to preserve your application file date. Mail, fax, or deliver it to the Department of Job and Family Services in your county. Click here to get addresses of where to apply for food assistance benefits. Click here to see if you may be eligible for food assistance benefits.
Along with your application, we would like to provide you with an opportunity to register to vote or change your address. Click here for the Voter Registration Application and bring it with you to the Local Job and Family Services. If you need assistance with this application, please bring it to you when you submit your application to the County Job and Family Services and they can assist you.
The Application/Reapplication Verification Request lists some items that you may need to bring to your interview. If you do not have all the documents that you need, the county caseworker will give you some more time to get those documents. If you need help getting the documents, ask your caseworker for help.
Apply Online For Ohio Food Stamps
To apply online for the Ohio SNAP program, click here.
Apply By Phone For Ohio Food Stamps
You can also apply via the phone by calling the SNAP hotline number at 866-244-0071.