Apply for Cash Assistance, Food Assistance or Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
Applying for cash, food and/or medical assistance (Medicaid) through Hamilton County is a several step process. Please read the following information carefully to ensure your application is processed as quickly as possible. Please note it may take up to 30 days to complete your application. We complete cases in the order that they are received and when all verification documents have been received.
Step 1: Submit an Application
You can submit your application in the following ways:
Step 2: Gather Verification Documents
As part of the application, you will need to submit a number of verification documents. The specific documents accepted are listed in the application, but in general we will need to verify:
Please write your name and case number or social security number on all verification documents.
Step 3: The Interview
Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a letter in the mail giving you an appointment date and time for you to come in and complete a face-to-face interview with a caseworker. That appointment will generally be within two weeks of the submission of your application.*
*Please Note: Applications for waiver Medicaid and for those in nursing homes are scheduled separately and will not necessarily fall into these timeframes. Certain other Medicaid applications for benefits may be completed without an actual interview. If yours fits the criteria, you will be notified accordingly.
Step 4: Return any Additional Verification Documents
At the end of your interview, your caseworker will give you a checklist of any additional verification documents we need to complete your case. The sooner you return the verification documents, the sooner your case can be completed.
Return those verification documents to us with your name and case number or social security number on ALL documents:
(Correlates to HCJFS 7819).