Medicaid (medical assistance) provides health care coverage to individuals and families who may not otherwise have access to health care. The program is designed to safeguard the health and well-being of Ohio residents.
Like health care coverage, Medicaid may pay for part of the cost of visits to the doctor, hospital expenses, nursing home care and home health care. In some cases, transportation to the doctor may also be available.
DO I QUALIFY?
Fairfield County Job and Family Services determines eligibility for Medicaid programs that provide health care coverage to:
- Individuals with low-income
- Pregnant women, infants, and children
- Older adults
- Individuals with disabilities
To be eligible for coverage, you must:
- Be a US citizen or meet Medicaid citizenship requirements
- Have or applied for a social security number
- Be an Ohio Resident
- Meet financial requirements
WHAT INFORMATION IS NEEDED TO PROCESS MY APPLICATION?
Your Medicaid assistance group is determined by who you claim on your yearly tax return (parent(s), spouse, dependents, etc.). Your permission to verify reported information through electronic verification sources will be required in order to process your Medicaid application.
If Fairfield County Job and Family Services is unable to obtain verification of your income and citizenship status through electronic verification sources, we will issue a written request for verification(s).
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?
Medical applications are processed by a caseworker with no interview or appointment required. You will receive notification via mail if you are approved or denied. If your application for Medicaid is denied, your application will be automatically forwarded to the Federal Marketplace for alternative medical insurance information and options. For more information on the Marketplace please visit healthcare.gov.