Medicaid for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Ohio Medicaid offers a span of programs for older adults and people with disabilities to assist with medical expenses. These programs provide health care coverage consisting of primary and acute-care benefit packages along with long-term care. Working Ohioans with disabilities may be interested in the Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities program.

When applying for this type of Medicaid, proof of income, resources, age or disability, citizenship (if not a U.S. citizen) and other health insurance is required. Applicants can ask an authorized representative to apply on their behalf.

Who Qualifies?
To qualify for ABD Medicaid, applicants must be:
  • Age 65 or older, or
  • Considered legally blind, or
  • An individual with a disability (as classified by the Social Security Administration), and
  • Must meet basic requirements