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Child Care in Ohio
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The ODJFS provides these informational and contact links to help Ohio families care for their children.

Food Stamps and Food Program Information
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The ODJFS and the Office of Family Stability Bureau of Program Policy provides this information on Food Stamps, The Emergency Food Assistance Program, and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program as well as other state food programs.

Medicare Waiver Programs
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Provides information as a way to help families understand the differences among Medicare waivers.

Office of Ohio Health Plans
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Provides health coverage to families with low income; children; pregnant women; and people who are aged, blind, or who have disabilities. Includes information on Medicaid, Managed Care and Disability Medical Assistance.

Office of Unemployment Compensation
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Information, instruction and contact information for the unemployed.

Ohio Benefit Bank
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A Web-based computer program to connect low and moderate-income Ohioans with access to work supports such as tax credits and public benefits. Also provides trained counselors across the state to help eligible Ohioans prepare and file federal and Ohio income tax returns at no cost. Free income tax assistance is also available through an online, self-service program.

Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
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Provides services leading to employment for people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

Ohio Department of Insurance
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Works to be responsive to and safeguard consumer interests through education and vigilance while promoting a stable and competitive marketplace among insurance providers.

Ohio Division of Disability Determination
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The bureau, in agreement with the Social Security Administration, is responsible for determining medical eligibility for Ohioans’ Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims.


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