||Current Medicaid Eligibility|
Aged, Blind or Disabled eligibility criteria
|No need to be Aged, Blind or Disabled|
|Parents or caretakers with minor children||No need to have responsibility for minor children|
|Pregnancy was an eligibility criteria||Pregnancy is no longer an eligibility criteria|
|If you did not meet any criteria above, you needed to be between ages of 19 and 21||You may be eligible if you are between 19 and 64|
|You needed to have a household income at or below 90% of Federal Poverty Level||Must have a household income at or below 138% of Federal Poverty Level|
This table shows what 138% of the Federal Poverty Level looks like:
|Household Size||138% of FPL|
Note: Beyond eight persons, add $5,604 for each individual in the household.
How can Montgomery County residents apply for Medicaid?
- Online at www.benefits.ohio.gov (computers and assistance available in Suite 281 of The Job Center, 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton)
- By phone – 1 (800) 324-8680 is statewide application line
- In person or by fax – Find applications at www.mcohio.org/services/jobandfamily. Apply at The Job Center, Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton, or Medicaid participating hospitals. Fax applications to (937) 496-6654.
How do I know the next steps?
A “notice of action” will be generated when an application has been successfully processed. This notice will arrive by mail or by email, letting the applicant know which caseworker has been assigned to them and when they can expect further action. If the applicant does not provide enough information, the caseworker will provide them with a “to do” list of needed verifications.
Where can I call for questions?
Reach our Call Center at (937) 225-4148 or our toll-free ACA Answer Line (855) 358-0204.
We have set up an Application Center, where the public can get assistance and free computer use for Medicaid applications. It is located in Suite 281 of The Job Mall at The Job Center, 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If I am already receiving Medicaid, should I re-apply now using the new system to get more benefits under the Affordable Care Act?
No. You should follow the re-application timing you received when you were granted benefits. It is important to know that there are no new benefits associated with Medicaid under ACA.
Those who do not qualify for Medicaid will be directed to the The Health Insurance Marketplace atwww.healthcare.gov. There they can consider other health plan options so they can comply with ACA and avoid an income tax penalty.