Medicaid is a health insurance benefit program provided to assist individuals with the rising health care costs. Medicaid includes a large array of medical benefits at little or no cost to the recipient. Each Medicaid program has its own set of financial guidelines.
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option 3, option 3 and a paper application will be mailed to you.
In person by visiting the agency to obtain an application to complete:
After completing a paper application, you may return the application in person, by mail, or by fax
If you are only interested in receiving Medicaid benefits, you will not need to complete an interview.
Step 3: Return any Additional Verifications
Medicaid Extension guidelines have been implemented under the Affordable Care Act. Eligibility is now offered to adults without children in the home who are under the age of 65. Federal income guidelines apply. Visit www.healthcare.gov or www.benefits.ohio.gov to learn more or call the Medicaid Consumer Hotline at 1-800-324-8680. Representatives are available to answer questions related to eligibility or Medicaid due to the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Extension.Medicaid also offers a program for elderly and disabled individuals. There are multiple Medicaid programs available to this population based on disability status, income, and resource guidelines. Anyone over the age of 65 or in receipt of SSI or Social Security Disability benefits may qualify for these programs if they meet the income and resource requirements. If a person has filed for SSI or Social Security Disability benefits but has not yet been approved, they may also file for this type of Medicaid card. Information would be gathered and sent to the Disability Determination Unit in Columbus. They would make the final decision if the person would be disabled enough to receive Medicaid. Financial and resource guidelines apply.
If a person also has Medicare coverage through the Social Security office, they may be eligible to have their monthly Medicare premium paid for by the state, along with co-insurance and Medicare deductibles. Applications will be accepted through the mail, fax, or by dropping off at the agency for this program.Medicaid assistance is also available to nursing home residents and those in need of home health services if all financial and resource eligibility exists. Medicaid will typically require the nursing home resident to pay all of their income to the nursing home except for a small monthly portion that is determined by the State of Ohio which allows the consumer to keep in an account for personal needs such as hair cuts, etc. Medicaid would then pay the rest of the monthly bill to the nursing home. Nursing home residents who have a spouse that is not living in the nursing home are sometimes allowed to allocate some of their monthly income to their spouse to live on while they are still living at their own home. Resources are also looked at closely when a person is applying for nursing home care.
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