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How to create account

If you live in the state of Ohio and are interested in applying for Food Stamps, Medicaid, Cash Assistance or Child Care help, the easiest and most convenient way to do that is through the website. If you are currently a recipient of one of these benefits, you can manage and renew your benefits online, and also update your personal information. In this post, we will explain in detail the step-by-step process to create account.

This Post will Cover:

  • Benefits of Account
  • How to Create Account
  • Apply for Benefits or Manage Benefits on

Benefits of Account

There are several benefits to signing up for a Account. You will be able to:

Check Eligibility – With an account, you can check your eligibility for Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Cash Assistance. This will give you the peace of mind during the application process – knowing that your application has a high chance of being approved.

Apply for Benefits – You can apply for benefits with your Account and check the status of your case online.

Manage Your Benefits – If you have been approved for Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Cash Assistance or are a current recipient, you can manage your benefits online through This includes being able to update your personal information to keep your account current and avoid interruption or a cut to your monthly assistance.

How to Create Account

Here are the steps you need to take to create a Account

Step 1 – Sign Up

The first step is to visit the login page and click on “Click here to create a username” link as shown in the image below.

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You will be taken to a page like the one below. There, you will have to enter the following information to create account as shown in the images below.

Enter the Personal information below and click “Save and Continue”

Personal Information

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number

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Next, enter the following contact information and click “Save and Continue”

  • Home Phone Number
  • Mobile Number
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address

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Next, enter the following information to complete the sign-up process. After you have successfully entered the information, click “Sign Up” as shown below.

  • Username
  • Password
  • Select Security Questions and Provide Answers

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If you entered the information correctly, you will be taken to a page like the one below that confirms the completion of the sign-up process. See below for what to do next.

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Step 2 – Verify Your Identity

Once you finish the sign-up process, you will see this notice, which will ask you to authorize your identity to be verified before you proceed. Read it carefully. If you want to verify your identity electronically, you will have to click the “Continue” button as shown above.

“Identity Verification: Verifying your identity electronically is not required in order to apply for any kind of assistance. However, verifying your identity may allow us to determine if you are eligible for medical assistance as you complete your application. Identity verification also allows you to complete the annual renewal process for Medicaid online.

If you want to verify your identity, you can begin the process by clicking ‘Continue’. If you have a problem during the process, you can stop the identify verification process. After that, move on to filling out an application by clicking the Home / Ohio Benefits icon in the upper left-hand corner of the page. If you do not want to attempt identity verification, you can immediately begin the application process. To do this, click the Home / Ohio Benefits icon in the upper left-hand corner of the page, and then click on ‘Apply for assistance’ to start your application.”

Step 3 – Login

Now that you have successfully completed the sign in process, you should log in to your account to make sure everything works. Click here to be taken to the login page.

Apply for Benefits or Manage Benefits on

Now that you have a account, you can apply for benefits, renew benefits or manage your existing benefits. The video below provides a detailed explanation on how to use your newly created account.

Create Account Summary

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Kwame Kuadey

Kwame Kuadey writes about personal finance and the social safety net. His career started in banking but he caught the entrepreneurial bug and has spent the last decade building successful businesses, including an Inc. 500 Company. Kwame believes everyone has the power to improve their quality of life by seeking knowledge and taking action. In 2012, Kwame founded Empower Media to help low-income households improve their financial situation. His expertise is in topics relevant to low-income households, including government benefits and assistance, banking products, access to credit, plus tools & resources to help reduce income volatility and build wealth. Kwame has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, ABC, and NPR.



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