The Golden Buckeye Card is a service of the State of Ohio, offering merchant discounts and prescription drug savings to Ohioans age 60 or older, and to adults age 18-59 who have disabilities as defined by Social Security. Ohio residents who hold current Ohio Driver Licenses or State ID cards should automatically receive a Golden Buckeye card in the month of their 60th birthday. Individuals who do not have a current license or State ID, people under age 60 who are eligible due to disability, or people who otherwise do not receive their card automatically, may apply for a card at any Athens County Public Library.
Anyone wishing to apply for a Golden Buckeye Card at the library must come in person and bring proof of age (e.g. a driver’s license or State ID card) and/or a certification of disability. To prove eligibility for a Golden Buckeye card due to disability, the state requires one of the following documents:
- a Medicare (not Medicaid) card;
- 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.
The state does not accept any other form of proof of disability, such as a letter from your doctor.
After completing the application, the librarian will fax the form to the Ohio Department of Aging. You will be provided with a temporary Golden Buckeye Card for use until your official card arrives in the mail.
For more information: Golden Buckeye Card Frequently Asked Questions