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									Disaster Relief Assistance for Sandusky County Non-TANF Households

In the event the Governor of the State of Ohio declares a disaster or state of emergency
for Sandusky County, supplemental funding for disaster related services is available for
certain elderly and disabled individuals. Payments are limited to the amount actually
required to meet the presenting need up to $750. Multiple vouchers may be issued at one
time only.

Assistance Group Composition
All household members living at the same address shall be treated as one assistance
group for the purpose of determining eligibility for the Disaster Relief Assistance
Program. At least one adult member of the household must be a United States citizen or
a qualified alien. The household must meet either of the following conditions:

       1. At least one adult is age 55 or older and there are no children in the home or
       2. There must be an adult of at least 18 years of age who receives SSI, SSA, VA
          disability, PERS disability, Railroad disability, and/or Black Lung disability
          payments

Residence
Residence in Sandusky County is a requirement.

Income
In order to qualify, the assistance group’s gross income must be at or below the 200% of
the federal poverty level for that particular household size.

Application Process
Disaster Relief Assistance household members must complete a Sandusky County
Department of Job and Family Services PRC application to request Disaster Relief
Assistance. A determination for Disaster Relief Assistance cannot be made without an
application for the program. A face-to-face interview with an employee of the Sandusky
County Department of Job and Family Services is required for determination of eligibility
for the Disaster Relief Services.

Eligibility for these services is dependent upon the Disaster Relief Assistance Group’s
demonstration of need for financial assistance and/or services and the Sandusky County
Department of Job and Family Services’ determination that provision of the Disaster
Relief Services will satisfy the need.

Services
Disaster Relief Funds will be used to assist households who have experienced a disaster.
The Disaster Relief services will work in conjunction with other community and
emergency service programs so that services are not duplicated.
Examples of the items and services which may be provided under the Disaster Relief
Assistance Program are listed below. This is not an all-inclusive list.

      Payment of emergency shelter or temporary housing for up to 30 days.
      Home Repair including purchase or repair of furnace or water tank; repair of
       items affecting basic home structure such as walls, roofing, plumbing, water
       supply, flooring, or water/sewage system. The individual applying for PRC must
       provide proof of home ownership. Exploration of home owners’ insurance must
       also be utilized. The PRC applicant must secure three written estimates. The
       agency will authorize the lowest estimate.
      Homeowner’s Insurance deductibles related to home repair costs
      Furniture including the purchase of bed, bed frame, mattress, box springs,
       couches, chairs and kitchen table and/or chairs. The PRC applicant must secure
       three written estimates. The agency will authorize the lowest estimate.
      Appliances including purchase or repair of stoves, refrigerators, heating stoves (if
       this is the household’s only source of heat), air conditioners (if medically
       necessary as verified by a physician), fans, washer or dryer. The PRC applicant
       must secure three written estimates. The agency will authorize the lowest
       estimate.
      Household expenses including purchases of bedding, linen, cooking and eating
       utensils, vacuum cleaner, brooms and cleaning products. The PRC applicant must
       secure three written estimates. The agency will authorize the lowest estimate.
      Food vouchers up to $250 to replace lost food

								
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