What Are the Requirements for Medicaid in Ohio?


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To qualify for Medicaid coverage in Ohio, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or meet citizenship requirements, have a valid Social Security number and be an Ohio resident. Applicants must also meet financial requirements that vary depending on the program, according to the Ohio Department of Medicaid.

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Ohio follows federal poverty guidelines in determining financial eligibility for Medicaid as of 2015, notes the Ohio Department of Medicaid. In general, children up to 19 years of age and their parents or caretakers, some 19- and 20-year-olds, and adults under age 64 living at 138 percent or below the federal poverty level may qualify. Pregnant women, women with cervical or breast cancer, and people living with certain disabilities may also qualify.

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