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TANF families can get job loss assistance

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lawrence County Department of Job and Family Services will make available assistance to families affected by this health crisis. The purpose of this program is to offer assistance to families who have been financially impacted by a layoff or reduced work hours due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

It includes a one-time payment of $300 per TANF eligible household. Eligibility will be assessed through self-attestation of the applicant.

The program is limited to TANF-eligible families who attest income to be at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Family is defined in federal and state law and regulations as follows: a minor child who resides with a parent, specific relate, legal guardian or legal custodian (a child may be temporarily absent from the home provided certain requirements are met); a pregnant individual with no other children; or a non-custodial parent who lives in the state, but does not reside with his/her minor child(ren).

Documents needed to apply for the program include a statement from employer detailing that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a loss of job or reduction in hours, if the employer is/has closed due to COVID-19, the last received paystub, a COVID-19 Pandemic Disaster Relief PRC Application and IRS W-9 form.

Return the PRC application, IRS W-9 & employer statement in prepaid postage envelope to Lawrence County Dept. of Job & Family Services, 1100 S. Seventh St. Ironton, Ohio 45638.

For questions call, 740-532-3324 or 800-510-4443.