Work Activities

Work Activities

Work Activities

Individuals in receipt of (OWF) OHIO WORKS FIRST cash assistance are required to participate in an assigned work activity 20 – 35 hours per week while in receipt of cash assistance.

  • Education and Training   Individuals who have not graduated high school or obtained a GED may be required to attend high school or GED classes. Participants enrolled in a degree or vocational program may qualify to continue to attend college or vocational classes for a restricted period of time.
  • Work Experience   Participants who are not eligible to participate in education and training will be assigned to a Work Experience Program (WEP) site to improve or develop employment skills.
  • Learning, Earning and Parenting (LEAP)   Teen parents under the age of 19 are required to attend high school until graduating or obtaining a GED.
  • CCMEP (Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program)  If you are between the ages of 18 and 24 and are receiving OWF (Cash Assistance), you will be required to participate in the CCMEP program.
  • Paid Employment   Some families with paid employment may qualify for cash assistance, but must complete additional work activities. Hours of paid employment will be included in the required hours of participation.
  • Subsidized Employment   Subsidized employment is employment for which the employer receives the OWF payment in exchange for employing an Ohio Works First participant.
Some individuals in receipt of SNAP (Food Assistance) are required to participate in an assigned work activity (or combinations of assigned activities) while in receipt of SNAP benefits.

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