Who Qualifies

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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


Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities:

Refugees and Immigrants:
Some immigrants may be eligible for Medicaid 
There are some programs to help immigrants who are not eligible for Medicaid. Learn more here.

To be eligibile for coverage, you must:


  1. Be a United States Citizen or meet Medicaid citizenship requirements. Your local county Job and Family Services office can help to explain these requirements and can help get you enrolled.
  2. Have or get a Social Security number.
  3. Be an Ohio resident.
  4. Meet certain financial requirements. Learn more about Ohio's financial requirements or read the Federal Poverty Guidelines. 


Please Note: Financial requirements 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. If you are an older adult or an individual with a disability, you may need to meet a resource requirement to qualify.For more information, you may read the Medicaid Eligibility Manual.