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Who Qualifies for Coverage?

The following individuals may qualify for Medicaid coverage in Ohio:

Children and Families:

  • Children up to 19 years old
  • Parents or caretaker relatives of children up to 19 years old
  • Some 19 and 20 year olds
  • Adults up to age 64 living at or below 138% FPL

Women:

Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities: 

  • Adults aged 65 and older 
  • People with disabilities, including blindness as determined under the Social Security rules

Refugees and Immigrants:

To be eligibile for coverage, you must:
  1. Be a United States Citizen or meet Medicaid citizenship requirements. The immigration rules are complex. There is a Fact Sheet here, en Español aquí, and one about children here. Your local county Job and Family Services office specializes in getting you enrolled.

  2. Have or get a Social Security number.

  3. Be an Ohio resident.

  4. Meet certain financial requirements, which vary depending on the program. Some people who are blind or disabled may have too high an income to quality for Medicaid. In this case, you may have a spenddown plan that allows you to qualify on a month-by-month basis. There is a Fact Sheet here. If you are an older adult or an individual with a disability, you may need to meet a resource requirement to qualify.

To find examples of what a family can make per year and still qualify for Medicaid, click here, or go to the Federal Poverty Guidelines

For more information, you may read the Medicaid Eligibility Manual

Click here to learn how to apply for coverage

Consumer Hotline

Questions? Call the Ohio Medicaid Consumer Hotline at 800-324-8680

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