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Franklin County caseworkers for Columbus Campus

Student News | Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services (FCDJFS) will have staff on the Columbus Campus daily starting next semester to assist students coping with barriers that otherwise might affect their education. The agency will send one full- time and one part-time case manager who can assist students with a variety of issues. A specific start date and office have not yet been selected. The caseworkers will be somewhere in the Student Central area.

FCDJFS assists more than 350,000 residents in Franklin County. Here are some benefits and programs provided:  

·The core benefits provided by FCDJFS are Medicaid, Food Assistance, Cash Assistance and Child Care Assistance. The programs have rules set by the state and federal government and have income requirements that range between 130 and 300 percent of the poverty level.  

·Easier access to services.  Ohio recently added a statewide phone line so that anyone can get information about their benefits any time of day. The number (844-640-6446) directs people to the appropriate county by requesting their zip code. Residents can also apply for many benefits online and check the status of their case at

·Prevention, Retention, & Contingency.  The agency has an emergency assistance grant that helps families in an emergency situation up to one time a year with housing, transportation, or utility expenses.  Families can receive up to $1,500 in the grant.

·Achieve, More and Prosper (A.M.P.).  A.M.P. is a program that helps young people from the age of 14 to 24 by assigning a personal advocate who helps them with financial issues, limited job options, and/or unreliable transportation. The advocate  helps them create personal success whether they are entering college or careers right out of high school.  

General information on FCDJFS is here


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