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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Disability Financial Assistance Program (DFA) Ending 12/31/17

The Disability Financial Assistance Program (DFA) is a state and county-funded program which provides cash assistance to persons who meet DFA program requirements and who are ineligible for any financial assistance program supported in whole or in part by federal funds (e.g., Ohio Works First (OWF), Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)). In accordance with Section 812.40 of the Ohio Revised Code, the DFA program is being repealed; State funding will no longer be available and the program will end effective December 31, 2017.

As of July 1, 2017 any new applications or reapplications for DFA will be denied. Current recipients of DFA will be phased out between now and December 31, 2017. Recipients will receive a letter notifying them of the termination of the program.

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