Aged, Blind & Disabled (ABD) Medicaid
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.
Medicaid for the Aged, Blind & People with Disabilities (ABD)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.
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. A face-to-face interview with the local county department of job and family services is also necessary. Applicants can ask an authorized representative to apply on their behalf.
For additional information, click on http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/abd.stm
Specialized Medicaid Benefit Center
SMBC is a service center within the Cuyahoga County Department of Employment and Family Services. SMBC provides Medicaid and other benefits to individuals throughout Cuyahoga County.
SMBC Office locations:
- 13815 Kinsman Ave.
- Metro Health Medical Center
Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD) sites
Healthy Start Medicaid
Children’s Health Insurance
Healthy Start provides free health insurance for children of low to moderate-income families with children up to age 19.
Pregnant women and parents also are eligible to apply for health insurance. Eligibility is determined by family size and income.
Children enrolled in Healthy Start receive care through a Managed Care Plan (MCP). The MCP provides a number of health care services, including: well-child checkups and immunizations, dental care and treatment, vision care and eyeglasses, prescribed medicine, hospitalization and emergency care. Pregnant women receive prenatal and postnatal services.
The customer has the choice of selecting which plan they want, based on their own priorities for doctors, hospitals and convenient locations.
It is important to have “Medical Home” – this helps with preventing illnesses. It means taking one’s child to the same doctor for regular checkups, immunizations, sick visits throughout the year. It also means having access to your child’s records in one location.
How Can I Apply?
Visit our website at www.healthystart.cuyahogacounty.us to apply online.
Apply online at www.Benefits.Ohio.gov and click on “Apply for Benefits.”
Visit your local Neighborhood Family Service Center
Neighborhood Family Service Centers (NFSC)
- Virgil E. Brown Building
1641 Payne Avenue, Suite 120A
Cleveland, Ohio 44114 (216)987-6578
- Quincy Place
8111 Quincy Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44104 (216)391-5027
- Old Brooklyn
4261 Fulton Parkway
Brooklyn, Ohio 44144 (216)635-2918
Jane Edna Hunter Building
3955 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (216)881-4416
- Westshore (document drop-off center)
9830 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102 (216)939-2523
- age 65 or older, or
- More InfoDemographic:
- Female: Age 24 and Under
- Female: Age 25 and Older
- Male: Age 24 and Under
- Male: Age 25 and Older
- LGBTQ: Age 24 and Younger
- LGBTQ: Age 25 and Older