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Ohio Benefits System Outage
The Ohio Benefits system will be unavailablfrom 3:00 p.m. on April 22, 2021, until at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.  A major technical upgrade will be completed of the system.  If you need to apply, recertify, or renew your benefits for cash, food, or Medicaid assistance during this time, you can submit a paper application to the Guernsey County Dept. of Job & Family Services.  County Staff will not have access to data about your case while the system is offline.  If you submit a paper application, it will be screened to see whether you need expedited food assistance, but it will not be processed until after the system is back online.  

If you need food assistance while the system is unavailable, please contact a local food pantry.  Guernsey County Depart. of Job & Family Services can also provide referrals to other services if you need them. 

For more information, visit or call 740-432-2381, option 3.