Eligibility for a benefit or service under a county's prevention, retention, and contingency program shall be certified in accordance with the statement of policies adopted under section 5108.04 of the Revised Code if the benefit or service does not have a financial need eligibility requirement.
Eligibility for a benefit or service shall be determined in accordance with the statement of policies and based on an application containing information the county department of job and family services requires if the benefit or service has a financial need eligibility requirement. When a county department receives an application for such benefits and services, it shall follow verification procedures established by the statement of policies to verify the facts surrounding the application and to obtain such other information as may be required. On completion of the verification procedure, the county department shall determine whether the applicant is eligible for the benefits or services and the approximate date when the benefits or services are to begin.
Effective Date: 09-26-2003 .