Veterans on Medicaid

The Veterans on Medicaid program helps veterans take advantage of all their available resources. The program can assist with:

  • Helping you keep more of your VA pension or compensation
  • Understanding the options and advantages available to you or your family if you choose VA-provided care
  • Gaining access to the benefits that best meet your needs
  • Transitioning to a VA care facility or VA-contracted care facility if you are eligible

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.

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

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