Disabilities and Medical Conditions: Program Screening
This is a screening tool in The Benefit Bank which provides information and an eligibility screening for various supports and services available for individuals with a disability.
How The Benefit Bank Can Help
You can use The Benefit Bank to screen for eligibility and find out more information about the following services:
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a cash assistance program for disabled and blind adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits are also available to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.
Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is a cash payment program for disabled and blind individuals under age 65 who have worked or whose immediate family members have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Certain family members of disabled workers can also receive benefits.
Medicaid for Aged, Blind, and Disabled Persons
Medicaid for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD) is Ohio's medical assistance program for certain residents. People who are aged, blind or have a disability (as classified by the Social Security Administration) must meet established financial guidelines in order to be eligible.
Veterans Pension, Veterans Compensation
Veterans Pension is a cash benefit paid to wartime veterans who are disabled or aged 65 and older and have limited income. A pension may also be available to a low-income surviving spouse of a wartime veteran. Veterans Compensation is a cash benefit paid to veterans with service-related disabilities.
Disability Financial Assistance
Disability Financial Assistance (DFA) provides cash assistance to eligible low-income individuals with disabilities who do not meet all the requirements necessary to receive help from other federal and state programs, such as SSI and Ohio Works First.
Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities
Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities provides healthcare coverage to working Ohioans with disabilities who are between the ages of 16 and 64 and meet certain financial criteria.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities provides services to Ohio residents who have difficulty obtaining or maintaining employment due to a disability or medical condition. Services available include employment counseling, work skills and adjustment training, supportive medical equipment (such as braces or hearing aids), access to work tools, equipment, and technology, and job placement assistance.
Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E)
VR&E helps veterans with service-connected disabilities prepare for, find, and maintain employment. This program also offers independent living services to veterans who cannot work. Supports provided by VR&E include counseling, training, rehabilitation, and employment services. This benefit may also pay for tuition, fees, books, equipment, tools, or other supplies to help meet the veteran's goals.
Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps
The Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) is a health program of the Ohio Department of Health. The program links children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families pay for health care costs. BCMH may be able to cover services that are not covered by insurance or Medicaid.
Healthy U is a free community-based series of workshops that helps people manage long-term health conditions and feel healthier. The Family Caregiver Support Program offers support to individuals who are caring for an ill or disabled family member or close friend. The program is designed to offer each caregiver the services that best fit their situation.
Your Next Steps
Discover what programs are available to you using QuickCheck. From there, you can create an account or log in to begin the application process.