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.

Once you receive your appointment letter 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.

You can also submit your application in the following ways:

FAX: Fax your signed application to (740) 689-4848.
DELIVER IN PERSON: Signed applications can be submitted in person at Fairfield County Job and Family Services at 239 West Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130.
MAIL: Signed applications can also be mailed to the address above.

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 (740) 689-4848.
MAIL: The caseworker who completes your interview will send you a postage-paid envelope to return any documents requested during the interview.

You can return documents electronically by taking a clear photo of each verification (one page per photo, please) and emailing them to [email protected].
Your documents can be scanned by the receptionist in our lobby on the first floor at 239 West Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130.

The sooner you return the verification documents, the sooner we can make a determination of your eligibility for assistance.

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