Income Maintenance

The Income Maintenance Division establishes initial and ongoing eligibility for:

  • Ohio Works First Assistance (OWF)
  • Medicaid
  • Prevention, Retention and Contingency Program (PRC)
  • Food Stamps (FS)


Ohio Works First (OWF) assists children deprived of parental support due to absence, illness, or unemployment.

Food Stamps (FS) help low-income families maintain an adequate diet for good health and nutrition. Medicaid provides health care coverage for low-income individuals under a variety of categories.

Prevention, Retention and Contingency (PRC) program allows for time limited payments to families containing at least one minor child. PRC payments are intended to maintain self-sufficiency and divert families from long-term public assistance. Such things as car repairs, emergency shelter payments, uniforms, and other job-related needs are approved to assist the family.