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Assistance Programs
Ohio offers assistance programs to help low income Ohioans meet their basic needs.

Programs include Medicaid, food and cash assistance, publicly funded child care, and more.

  • Am I eligible for Medicaid?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/seniors-and-caregivers/am-i-eligible-for-medicaid/!ut/p/z0/fY_BTsMwEER_pRxytNaqoNBjxKGAaGgFCNcX5DobeyG2E9ut4O9x4Up6nJ3VmxmQIEB6dSSjMgWv-qJ3cvH-tHxc3d1f8oY3m2u-Xb08L3jzWm_nV_AAcvqhXvITYR7Xt2sDclDZMvJdAJHDQJrZwz6BsMEhU75lOjh38JS_QaiUKGXlNbIhBhOVS-ejTl1KFH2Mo6xB6uAzfmUQwVKY_SqfZ-hNT8lWPFHGilvsB6aLgbHinRpTMdBTiOmvjopo6Iix3JVjxLAnQ_seWRcic9iSVtRODDzhQPyPK_OmccOn3G3c202q64sfsARv3A!!/
  • Am I eligible for Medicaid?

    Check your eligibility for Medicaid at benefits.ohio.gov.

  • Can someone help me cool my home?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/seniors-and-caregivers/can-someone-help-me-cool-my-home/!ut/p/z0/hY9BT8MwDIX_yjj0GDmaYLBjxWGAWNkEiCwXFELWGBq7TbKJ_XvScWVwfH72e59BgwJNZo-tychkuqI3evb6ML9f3Nyey0Y2q0u5Xjw9zmTzXK-nF3AH-vRCPZdjwjQur5ct6N5kL5C2DCpzj1b43VsC5Tk4YehdWA5hR5gPoExKmLIh60QfuY0mpL-rRpZShR_DoGvQlim7rwyKPfLkqChPHLUdJl_JhNlV0ruuF7YYLlZya4ZUDEfIMf3gmOha3LtY5taQSIWTyYnjWUG2zJ0IBzHyn3hzDAX1eyiof0P7T71ZhZerVNdn377bON0!/
  • Can someone help me cool my home?

    Check to see if you qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) or Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP) programs.

    You can also call (866) 243-5678 to be connected to the area agency on aging serving your community to see if there are any local programs available to you.

  • Can someone help me heat my home?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/seniors-and-caregivers/can-someone-help-me-heat-my-home/!ut/p/z0/hY9BT8MwDIX_yjj0GDmaYLBjxWGAWNkEiCwXZELWGBqnTbKJ_XvScWVwsuxnf-8ZNCjQjHtqMVNg7Eq_0bPXh_n94ub2XDayWV3K9eLpcSab53o9vYA70KcX6rkcCdO4vF62oHvMThBvA6gcejLC7d4SKBe8FcjvwgTvd0z5AApTopSRjRV9DG1En_62GrMUK_oYBl2DNoGz_cqggqMwOXacJ5bbjpKrZKJsK-ls1wtTBBsrucUhFcEyhZh-4mC0Le1tLHODLFLJGdiK45kfK2bhD2LMf-LNEQrqdyiof6H9p96s_MtVquuzbxUqvNw!/
  • Can someone help me heat my home?

    Check to see if you qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) or Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP) programs.

    You can also call (866)-243-5678 to be connected to the area agency on aging serving your community to see if there are any local programs available to you.

  • How can I follow up on my HEAP/PIPP/HWAP application?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/assistance-programs/how-can-i-follow-up-on-my-heap-pipp-hwap-application/!ut/p/z0/nZC9TgMxEIRfJRRXrmxFEEh5ogggciQChOMGLcZ3XvDfnX2EvD1O6iQF3Y52tN_OMMkEkx5_qMNMwaMteiNn70_zx8Xd_SVveLO65uvFy_OMN6_1enrFHpg8bajnfH9hOixvlx2TEbMB8m1gIodICsz4kZgwwWlA_wkqODd6yjsmMCVKGb3SEIfQDejSedT-l4Kir76XNZMq-Kx_MxPBUJgclM8T7TtLyVQ8UdYVN9pGUGWhh4q32KeKH-EWX9iCQg8EbbC2iDFC8OB2YDRGiBQjmG2ZMEZL6tDdidx7yvF04l-U-C03K_d2k-r64g9rB4s6/
  • How can I follow up on my HEAP/PIPP/HWAP application?
  • How do I cancel my benefits — food/cash/Medicaid?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/assistance-programs/how-do-i-cancel-my-benefits-food-cash-medicaid/!ut/p/z0/lY_BTsMwEER_pRxyXNmqoNBjxKG0oqEVIFxfkOs48ULsTbIu0L8n4dxW4jia0ZsZoYUSOpovrE1CiqYZ9E7P3p_mj4uH5bUsZLG5ldvFy_NMFq_5dnojVkKfD-RzORKm_fp-XQvdmuQBY0VCJWrRgj_sWShPwYGJJVgK4RAxHYUyzMjJROug7anuTeDLVeOWoQo_uk7nQluKyf0kocgjTf5UTBMX6wbZZ5IxuUx617RgB8P1maxMx5k80Tvk6BtKAgQ7Gg2EI-xddBUmhopoGG7YQ3AlWoPlmccj__Qv9U9--6l3m_B2x3l-9QtlM0TJ/
  • How do I cancel my benefits — food/cash/Medicaid?
  • How do I file for unemployment?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/unemployment/how-do-i-file-for-unemployment/!ut/p/z0/hY_BTsMwEER_pRxyXK1VQaHHiEMB0dAKEK4vyLhOvBB7ndgB-vcknOBQOM7O08wOKpSogn6nRmfioNtR79Ti-W55u7q6PhWVqDbnYrt6uF-I6rHczs_wBtVxoFyKKWHery_XDaqoswMKNaPMHMmAG14SSsfegg57MOz9ECgfUOqUKGUdjIXYc9Nrn_6umn4Zq-i161SJynDI9jOjZEc8-1Yhz2xoWkquEImyLYSzbQQzGrYvRK27VIghWB9bPvjxOgL8AXsGgppaCzX38NM_Mm0KQvkb_Ccovqndxj9dpLI8-QIkfxCD/
  • How do I file for unemployment?

    You can file for benefits online or by phone, 24/7. Learn more about filing for unemployment.

  • How do I transfer benefits from one county to another (food/cash/Medicaid)?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/assistance-programs/how-do-i-transfer-benefits-from-one-county-to-another-food-cash-medicaid/!ut/p/z0/rZBBTwIxEIX_Ch72OGlDFOW48YAaWSFqXHoxZbe7HaUzSzuo_HuLZ-Dk8WVe5nvvKaNqZch-YW8Fmewm65WZvD9NH2d395e60tXiWi9nL88TXb2Wy_GVelDmtKGc6sOHcZzfzntlBisekDpWtfCADfjdOqnac3BgqYWGQ9gRyl7VNiVMYqlxMETuow3pPOqQJaPwY7s1pTINk7gfUTV75NGfIhk56jeYfKETiiu0d5sBmnxwsdCd3aZCH-FmH39Dy4Ag0VLqXIS1I9ehJOgiB2ByOfuOZA_CuQmLz56OOVeyyUNwLTYW2xNbHMjHG9f_Rh4-zWoR3m5SWV78AjgX_lY!/
  • How do I transfer benefits from one county to another (food/cash/Medicaid)?
  • How do I update my address for benefits — food/cash/Medicaid?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/assistance-programs/how-do-i-update-my-address-for-benefits-food-cash-medicaid/!ut/p/z0/pY8xT8MwEIX_ShkynmxVUOgYMRQQDa0AkXpB19iJD2KfEztA_z0Jc9uF8eme3nefUKIUyuMXNZiIPbZj3qnF-9PycXV3fykLWWyu5Xb18ryQxWu-nV-JB6FOF_KlnBbm_fp23QgVMFkgX7MoEweqwA77KErLzgB6DRU7N3hKB1FijBQT-spA6Lnp0cXzqOmXEUUfXadyoSr2yfwkUbIlnv0ln2bGNy1Fm8lIyWTSmjZANR5Mn8kau5jJI9yxx9-gGQiGoDEZcAdArXsTI9Tcw954U1OaAo8SGC04o6lC0ifsJ9Zxx_IfrPCpdhv3dhPz_OIXY3qh1g!!/
  • How do I update my address for benefits — food/cash/Medicaid?
  • I have questions about my benefits — food/cash assistance?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/assistance-programs/i-have-questions-about-my-benefits-food-cash-assistance/!ut/p/z0/nZCxTsNAEER_JRQuV3eKIJDSogggYhIB4nINWpuzb8G-tb3niPw9Ng1NkoJytKt5M6OsMsoG3FOFkThgPeqdXbw_LR9Xd_eXOtPZ5lpvVy_PC529ptv5lXpQ9vRDutSTw7xf364rZVuMHiiUrEzklgrwQy7KeG4cYPiAgptmCBQPyqAIScRQOGh7rnps5DxqyjKi6LPrbKpswSG676gMe-LZrwpx5kJVk_hEC0WXaO_qForx4PpEl9hJoo9wE03gce-gG5xMswhgzkOE5gC5C66kKFAyj_lRPPw5nKg-gY4XNP8FtV92t2nebiRNL34Ar7qcyg!!/
  • I have questions about my benefits — food/cash assistance?
  • Who qualifies for Medicaid?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/assistance-programs/who-qualifies-for-medicaid/!ut/p/z0/fY_LTsMwEEV_pSyytMaqSqHLiEUpoqEVIFxvqsFx4oHYk8QOj78nYd12eXVH58wFDQp0wC-qMREHbMZ80Mvj0-pxfb9ZyEIWuxu5X788L2Xxmu_n1_AA-vxBvpITYd5v77Y16BaTExQqBpW4JSPc8B5BOfZWYCiFYe-HQOkXFMZIMWEwVrQ91z36eFk1_TKq6KPrdA7acEj2J4FiRzz7TyHNbKgbii6TkZLNpLNNK8xY2D6TFXYxkye8mfx2LLoBG6rIRlFxL7wtySCVZ9ZNrNMb1AVW-6kPO_92G_P86g87cB1w/
  • Who qualifies for Medicaid?

    The following individuals may qualify for Medicaid coverage in Ohio: individuals with low-income; pregnant women, infants, and children; older adults; and idividuals with disabilities.

    To be eligible for coverage, you must: be a United States citizen or meet Medicaid citizenship requirements; have or get a Social Security number; be an Ohio resident; meet financial requirements. Learn more about the financial requirements of different programs or view examples of financial eligibility by monthly income .

    Even if you are not sure that you or your family will qualify for coverage, you should still apply. Check to see if you qualify and apply.

    Non-U.S. citizens may be eligible for Alien Emergency Medical Assistance or Refugee Medical Assistance.