More than two million Ohioans are eligible for the Golden Buckeye card, honored at 20,000 businesses statewide. Golden Buckeye cardholders have saved an estimated $2 billion since 1976. All Ohioans age 60 or older, as well as adults age 18-59 who have disabilities as defined by Social Security, are eligible for a free Golden Buckeye card.
The Golden Buckeye Card
How to Get a Card - Ohio residents who hold current Ohio Driver Licenses or State ID cards automatically receive a Golden Buckeye card in the month of their 60th birthday. Individuals who do not have a current license or State ID, as well as people under age 60 who are eligible due to disability, or who otherwise do not receive their card automatically, may apply for a card at most public libraries and senior centers. Due to ID, age and disability (when appropriate) verification requirements, you cannot apply for a Golden Buckeye Card online or by phone.
How to Get a Replacement Card - If your Golden Buckeye Card has been lost, stolen or damaged, call 1-866-301-6446 to request a replacement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Prescription Drug Savings
The Golden Buckeye card includes the Ohio's Best Rx prescription drug discount program. Call toll-free 1-866-923-7879 or visit www.ohiobestrx.org for more information.
Golden Buckeye Communities
The Ohio Department of Aging is working to ensure that all communities integrate aging needs into their plans and services by designating certain communities as Golden Buckeye Communities and developing a range of best practices.
Director Kantor-Burman talks about Golden Buckeye Communities on the Journey Through Aging radio Program.
Golden Buckeye: Wider focus promises more help for seniors (Columbus Dispatch)