** COPAYMENT WAIVER **  Effective 5/8/2022

ODJFS is excited to announce the State of Ohio has approved funding to assist families receiving PFCC benefits with payment of their assigned copayments.  This temporary funding allows ODJFS to waive copayments for families.  ODJFS will pay provider the copayment on behalf of the family.  Families and providers will be notified when the funding has ended and when families will be responsible to pay the assigned copayment once again.

HCJFS Child Care services cover part of the cost of child care for children of eligible caretakers (parents) who are either working or in school.

Caretakers are able to pick from nearly 1,500 providers and centers to find one that meets their specific needs. Providers are required to meet health, safety and training standards, ensuring parents have access to safe, quality child care while they are at work or in school.

Ultimately, Child Care helps ensure children are safe while parents work toward financial stability.

Eligibility is based on gross income and family size. Children must be under the age of 13, or if they have special needs, under the age of 18. Children must also meet citizenship requirements.