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.
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.
If your Golden Buckeye Card has been lost, stolen or damaged, call 1-866-301-6446 to request a replacement.