Applying for food, cash and medical assistance through Highland 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:

  • Online (Link located below at the end of the instructions) through the ODJFS Online Benefit Application Portal. Select “Apply for Benefits”. After completing the application, continue with steps 2 through 4.
  • Print an application (Link located below at the end of the instructions) and return through:


    Fax your signed application to 937-393-4461

    Deliver in Person

    Signed applications can be scanned at the HCJFS:

    1575 N. High St.
    Hillsboro, OH 45133


    Signed applications can also be mailed to the address above

    If you are applying for Medicaid, your tax status information is needed. Please complete the MAGI Tax Information Worksheet and submit with your application.

  • Email:

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:

  • Who is in the household
  • All household income, and
  • Basic information such as identity, Social Security Number(s) and Birth Verification(s)

Please write your name and case number or social security number on all verification documents.

Step 3: The Interview

No interview is required for Medicaid programs. You may be contacted by phone to clarify information.

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.


Fax your documents to 937-393-4461

Deliver in Person

Documents can be scanned at HCJFS:

1575 N. High St.
Hillsboro, OH 45133

Apply Online Now

Select “Apply for Benefits”

Print an Application

Select “Request for Cash, Food and Medical Assistance (with Voter Registration)

Correlates to HCJFS 7819

In some cases, you may want to apply to receive Medicaid without applying for cash or food assistance. By visting, you can apply for Medicaid only, without applying for cash or food assistance at the same time.

To apply through the site, click “Check your eligibility” and follow the prompts.

Visit Benefits.Ohio.Gov