How To Apply

To apply for benefits, call 1-844-640-6446. SNAP/Cash Lines are open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

You can also submit your application in the following ways:

  • Online through the Ohio Benefits Portal.

  • Print an application and return by:

 

FAX: Fax your signed application to (330) 287-5899.
DELIVER IN PERSON: Signed applications can be submitted in person at Wayne County Job and Family Services at 356 W North St. Wooster, OH 44691
MAIL: Signed applications can also be mailed to the address above.

Once we receive your application you will receive an appointment letter in the mail with your scheduled interview for SNAP/Cash benefits, don't forget to call in at the date and time on the letter at 1-844-640-6446. SNAP/Cash Lines are open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

As part of the application process, you will need to submit a number of verification documents. The specific documents accepted are listed on the application instructions, but in general we will need to verify:

  • Residency for household members

  • All income and allowable expenses for household members, and

  • Basic information such as identity, Social Security Number(s) and Birth Verification(s) for any household member applying for assistance

 

Return verification documents to us with your name and case number or social security number on each document.

FAX: Fax your documents to (330) 287-5899.


MAIL: The caseworker who completes your interview will send you a postage-paid envelope to return any documents requested during the interview.


EMAIL: You can return documents electronically by taking a clear photo of each verification (one page per photo, please) and emailing them to waynecountyjfs@jfs.ohio.gov.


DELIVER IN PERSON: Your documents can be scanned by the receptionist in our lobby on the first floor at 356 W North St. Wooster, OH 44691

All information is worked in the order that it is received; the agency has 10 business days to process all verification's.

Please note it may take up to 30 days to complete your application. 

Wayne County Department of Job and Family Services

Location

356 W North St

P.O. Box 76

Wooster, OH 44691

Hours

Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: (330) 287-5800

Toll Free: 1-877-612-5800

Fax: (330) 287-5899