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
If you recently moved to Ohio and are over age 60, you will need to apply for a Golden Buckeye card at a participating sign-up site.
Ohioans over age 60 may use the form below to request a 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;
- You recently turned 60 and have not received a Golden Buckeye Card.
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.
Ohioans age 18-59 with a disability who have had a Golden Buckeye Card in the past, may use the web form below to request a replacement card.