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What Are the Current Ohio Medicaid Income Limits for 2024?

Ohio Medicaid Informational Guide - Roy Jones on Wheels


Medicaid serves as a crucial resource for healthcare coverage in Ohio, offering support to individuals and families with limited income and resources. Understanding the eligibility criteria, including income limits, for Medicaid in Ohio is vital for accessing essential healthcare services. In this blog post, we'll explore the qualifications for Medicaid in Ohio, current income limits for different programs, and provide guidance on the application process. 


Ohio Medicaid Income Eligibility and Current Income Limits: 

Medicaid eligibility in Ohio is primarily based on income, with thresholds determined by the Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) guidelines. These guidelines take into account household size and income level. 


Current income limits for Ohio Medicaid - Roy Jones on Wheels

Current income limits for Ohio Medicaid (2024): 

      Medicaid Waivers / Home and Community-Based Services: 
  •    Single: $2,829 per month 

  •    Married (both spouses applying): $5,658 per month 

     Regular Medicaid / Aged Blind and Disabled: 

  •     Single: $943 per month 

  •    Married (both spouses applying): $1,415 per month 


Household Size: 

  • The number of individuals in a household influences Medicaid eligibility, with larger households generally having higher income thresholds. 


Citizenship and Immigration Status: 

Eligibility for Medicaid in Ohio requires individuals to be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or qualified non-citizens who meet specific criteria. Documentation of citizenship or immigration status may be required. 


 Age and Disability Status: 

Certain populations, such as children, pregnant women, parents or caretaker relatives of dependent children, and individuals with disabilities, may qualify for Medicaid based on age or disability status. 


Other Qualifying Factors: 

Additional factors, such as pregnancy, medical conditions, and long-term care needs, may also impact Medicaid eligibility. Some individuals may qualify based on specific circumstances, such as being medically needy or receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

How to Apply for Medicaid in Ohio - Roy Jones on Wheels

How to Apply for Medicaid in Ohio:

Applicants can apply for Medicaid in Ohio through the Ohio Benefits Self-Service Portal, which offers an online application and screening tool. Other application methods include by phone, mail, or in person at local County Department of Job and Family Services (CDJFS) offices. 

  • Apply online at

  • To apply via phone, call (844)-640-OHIO (6446)

  •  Required documentation may include proof of income, residency, citizenship, or immigration status.



Navigating Medicaid eligibility in Ohio is crucial for individuals and families in need of healthcare coverage. Understanding the qualifications, income limits, and application process outlined in this guide empowers eligible individuals to access the support they require to maintain their health and well-being. For the most up-to-date information on Medicaid eligibility and application procedures, individuals are encouraged to visit the Ohio Benefits Self-Service Portal at Additionally, if you have any further questions or need assistance navigating the Medicaid application process, feel free to reach out to Roy Jones on Wheels. Visit and fill out the contact form for personalized support and guidance. 


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