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SNAP/TANF Work Requirements

Food and Cash Assistance Guide 

Have you been assigned to participate in OhioMeanJobs? 

Important Benefit Information
In order to continue receiving food and/or cash assistance benefits:

  • You must complete the job search and training activities assigned by your caseworker 
  • By the specified due dates. 
  • If you have questions about your assignment, please contact your caseworker at your county department of job and family services.

Step 1: Create an account on OhioMeansJobs.com

To begin your job search, please verify your username and password. Next, you’ll be asked some simple questions. profile stores your resumes, job searches, jobs you’ve applied for, and assessments you’ve completed. 

Step 2: Create or upload a resume

Your resume contains your detailed work history, education, and skill set. If you don’t have a resume, OhioMeansJobs.com can help you create one. You can even choose to have your resume rated so you can see how to make it better. Whether you upload an existing resume or build a new one, be sure to mark it “Active” so employers will be able to see it

Step 3: Apply for jobs and track your job searches

Your caseworker will determine the number of jobs you must apply for. It’s important that you track your job search so you can prove that you completed the required activities. 
IMPORTANT: Save each job that you apply for to your backpack and mark it as “Applied.”

Step 4: Assessments and training

Your caseworker may assign assessments and/or pieces of training for you to complete by given dates. Whenever you complete an assessment or training, that information will be reported to your caseworker.