Current issues related to poverty and public services in Athens County, Ohio.
Nov 18, 2010
No increase in Social Security benefits means no increase in Ohio Works First cash assistance benefits
The fact that Social Security benefits are not increasing for the second straight year means that cash assistance benefits for Ohio’s poorest citizens are also staying the same for the second straight year. This is despite the fact that the cost of living is increasing in the state and the Ohio Works First benefits already do not provide enough funding to get a family up to even half of the federal poverty level. For more information, click here.