Job & Family Services
Offering Opportunities for Success
The goal of Preble Job and Family Services is to assist individuals in attaining self-sufficiency and personal responsibility. Numerous programs/services are available to engage individuals in meeting this goal.
Anyone has the right to apply for our services. Our agency determines eligibility based on federal and state laws. To qualify for any program, there is an application process to complete. Most applications require a scheduled face-to-face interview.
Please see below for more information (links included when possible):
SNAP (Food Assistance) - The SNAP program is designed to raise the nutritional levels, extend food buying power and to safeguard the health and well-being among low income households. Depending on your household’s situation, you may be required to participate in various work activities to obtain or improve your employment. Each eligible family will receive the Ohio Direction Card to be used to purchase food at participating stores.
Medicaid - Medicaid is a federal and state funded health program designed to provide medical coverage to low income individuals who are age 65 or older; blind, disabled; pregnant; children under age 21; and members of families who meet all eligibility criteria and the population eligible under the Affordable Care Act. The determination of health program eligibility requires the completion of an application. This program does not require an interview and resources are not considered. Minimal verification is required including income. An application can be obtained by calling 1-800-324-8680.
Ohio Works First (OWF) - Formally ADC, provides time limited cash assistance to low income families with children under age 18 and low income pregnant women. Individuals receiving OWF are required to participate in work activities. An individualized self-sufficiency contract (SSC) is developed during a scheduled interview to define the participant’s obligations to receive benefits. Failure to fulfill the requirements of the SSC will result in loss of benefits to the family. You may apply online.
Child Care - Financial assistance with child care expenses is available for children under the age of 13 while parents work or for those parents who are in training. Eligibility is based on the family size and household income using a percentage of the current Federal Poverty Level standard. Child care payments can only be made to Licensed or Certified Child Care providers. The agency is responsible for recruiting and certifying child day care providers. All eligibility for services is determined through an application process. An application can be mailed to you by calling (937)456-6205 or form number 1138 on the above link.
Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation- Non Emergency Transportation (NET) program provides transportation for Medicaid recipients to non-emergent Medicaid providers. The consumer must be eligible for Medicaid to use NET transportation. Transportation is provided to advance scheduled destinations within the county and areas within a 50 mile radius. All transportation appointments are made by the agency with the contracted transportation provider.
Call to Report Fraud- You do not have to identify yourself when making a fraud referral.
Call 937-456-6205 and ask for the Fraud Specialist or
Fraud Hotline at 1-800-413-5899
Prevention, Retention & Contingency (PRC)
Local program to provide benefits and services to needy families to help overcome immediate barriers in achieving or maintaining self-sufficiency; prevent reliance on and diversion from ongoing cash; and overcome present crisis. To be eligible, there must be a child in the group or a pregnant woman. Income eligibility is base on a percentage of the current Federal Poverty Level. Resources are considered for eligibility. An application and interview is required
Potential assistance available for individuals 60 years of age and older to elevate emergent needs based on funding availability.
Preble County Job and Family Services
Phone (937) 456-1499
Fax (937) 456-5591
Services provided by CSEA:
■ Location of custodial or non-custodial parents or alleged fathers;
■ Establishment of parentage;
■ Establishment and modification of child and medical support orders.
■ Enforcement of support orders;
■ Collection of support obligations; and
■ Any other actions appropriate to child support enforcement.
Services NOT provided by CSEA:
■ Visitation issues
■ Custody issues
■ Legal representation of individuals
Child Support - Customer Service Portal
The Ohio Child Support Customer Service Portal is both a website and mobile app for easy, on-demand access to your case info.
The website can be used online through a desktop or mobile device.
You can find the Ohio Child Support mobile app in the Google Play or Apple App stores.
Once registered, self-service options include:
- Pay with credit/debit card
- Set up payment alerts
- View your personal, employment, health insurance, and child support order info
- Make alerts for when you need to update your info
- View and print up to two (2) years of payment info
Send messages, important updates and required documents to your county CSEA
To register go to https://jfs.ohio.gov/child-support , or download the
Ohio Child Support app from the app store on your smart phone.
HOW TO RECEIVE OR PAY YOUR CHILD SUPPORT:
Enrollment in Electronic Disbursement
Enrollment is simple! Visit https://oh.smartchildsupport.com/ and follow the instructions to enroll in either direct deposit or smiONE™ debit card.
With Direct Deposit, your support payments are deposited directly to your account at your financial institution.
Platinum smiONE™ Visa Debit Card
The Ohio Child Support debit card program offers the Platinum smiONE Visa Prepaid Card to receive and use your support payments. You do not need a bank account to be enrolled.
Child Support Payment Options
Effective 01-01-21 our agency accepts check, money orders or credit card payments from walk-ins.
Payments can be made online at https://oh.smartchildsupport.com/using Direct Debit, credit/debit card, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay or Venmo.
A one-time Credit card payment can also be made over the phone by calling: 1-888-965-2676 - Option 5.
Check or money order* can be mailed to:
Ohio Child Support Payment Central
Po Box 182394
Columbus, Ohio 43218
*Make sure you have your case and order # on the check or money order.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A large variety of FAQs are available to help answer your child support questions at https://jfs.ohio.gov/child-support/frequently-asked-questions.
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