Veterans on Medicaid

Veterans on Medicaid

About the Program

Are you a veteran currently residing in a nursing care facility? Do you have a service-connected disability? Are you currently receiving Medicaid for your care? As a military veteran, you may qualify for a more comprehensive set of benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Thousands of Ohio veterans are assisted by Medicaid, but they may also be eligible for VA health care because of their military service, even if they served many years ago.

We're Here to Help!

Since 2013, the Veterans on Medicaid Program has helped veterans secure their earned benefits. We can help you take advantage of all your available resources.

We can help you:

  • Keep more of your VA pension or compensation.
  • Understand the options and advantages available to you and your family if you choose VA-provided care.
  • Gain access to the benefits that best meet your needs.
  • Transition to a VA care facility or VA-contracted care facility if you are eligible.

How Does This Work?

The State of Ohio has five VA medical facilities located in Cleveland, Columbus, Chillicothe, Cincinnati, and Dayton. These VA medical centers have contractual agreements with more than 80 nursing facilities in and around Ohio to meet veterans’ long-term health care needs.

Once a veteran is potentially eligible for this program, the Ohio Department of Medicaid, through the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, will notify the individual and act as an advocate for the veteran in communicating with the VA medical center as well as the local county veterans service commission.

When approved for VA long-term care, the veteran can transition to a VA care facility or VA-contracted nursing facility of their choice that best meets their needs.

Since 2013, Ohio veterans have successfully transitioned to VA facilities, VA-contracted nursing facilities, the Ohio Veterans Home, and group home settings.


For more information, email, or call the Ohio Department of Medicaid Consumer Hotline at 1-800-324-8680.