How to Apply


Applications may be submitted in person at the agency's office, faxed, or submitted electronically at the Ohio State website

If you have questions, please call 1-844-640-6446.

Things to Bring if Applying In Person

Documentation you should bring with you when you apply in person:

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security card for each individual
  • Proof of age, identity, and citizenship (birth certificate)
  • Proof of income (pay stubs or award letter)
  • Bank statements for savings and checking accounts, stocks, bonds, IRAs, etc.
  • Life insurance policies
  • Vehicle registration or title
  • Rent or mortgage receipts
  • Utility bills

If there is information you need, the agency will assist you in getting that information whenever possible.

A decision about your application is usually made within 30 days of the date of application. Medical benefits can take longer to approve or deny. You should apply as soon as you think you might be eligible.