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Senior Programs

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services serves residents of the state through workforce development--including career counseling and training--and family services. Family services programs include Child Protective Services, Foster Care Licensing, AdoptOHIO, Safe Haven, Adult Protective Services and child care. All of these programs fall under the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services umbrella.
Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services is provided for people who are at least 60 years old and who are also in vulnerable situations that may lead to danger. Those who benefit from this program cannot protect themselves and have no one else to protect them from their situation. Specific abuses this program help avoid include neglect, exploitation, and physical, emotional or sexual abuse. There are no income guidelines or other qualification for this program, other than age.The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
30 E. Broad Street, 32nd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
877-852-0010
jfs.ohio.gov

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The Ohio Medicaid program is available to those who are at least 60 years of age, as well as low-income children, pregnant women and families. The income guidelines for this program vary, based on how many people reside in a household and what type of coverage household members are applying for, as each covered group in this program has a different income standard.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
30 E. Broad Street, 32nd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
877-852-0010
jfs.ohio.gov
 
Food Assistance
 
Food assistance is available for low-income individuals and groups, including families, and those over the age of 60. Ohio has three main food assistance programs: the Food Assistance program, the Emergency Food Assistance program and the Commodity Supplemental Food program. To be eligible for the Food Assistance program, a household must make no more than 130 percent of the FPL. To be eligible for the Emergency Food Assistance program, a household must make no more than 200 percent of the FPL. To be eligible for the Commodity Supplemental Food program, an individual must be over the age of 60 and have an income that is less than 130 percent of the FPL.The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
30 E. Broad Street, 32nd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
877-852-0010
jfs.ohio.gov
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