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Get a Golden Buckeye Card

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Ohioans age 60 or older and Ohio residents age 18-59 with a disability are eligible for the Golden Buckeye Card.

Age 60 and Older

The Ohio Department of Aging is excited to announce a redesign of the Golden Buckeye program. During this time, we will pause printing of cards while the program gets a fresh new look. Ohioans turning 60 in October 2021 or later will receive their cards in early 2022.

Until that time, eligible Ohioans age 60 or older may apply for a temporary Golden Buckeye Card using the form below. You can also use the form below to request a temporary replacement Golden Buckeye Card if:

  • Your Golden Buckeye card has been lost, stolen, or damaged
  • Your name has changed or the name on your card is wrong

Age 18-59 with a Disability

People under age 60 who are eligible for a Golden Buckeye Card due to disability must apply in-person for a Golden Buckeye card at a sign-up site. These include most public libraries and senior centers. Call ahead before you go to make sure they are open and have applications on-hand. To demonstrate your eligibility, please bring your Ohio Driver License or State ID card, and one of the following documents:

  • A Medicare (not Medicaid) card in your name;
  • SSI or SSDI acceptance documentation; or
  • A copy of a document certifying permanent and total disability issued by any state department, Ohio public employee retirement system (STRS, PERS, etc), or any federal retirement system.

We are unable to accept any other form of proof of disability, such as a letter from your doctor.