How to Apply ?

The following states participate in the VISION USA program:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia.

If your state is not listed, please see state run programs.

You must work with a charitable organization, social worker, case worker, community health agency to submit an application.  Applicants are to provide proof of household income for verification of income level eligibility.

Applicants must complete an application worksheet, including monthly financial information for all members of the household. Agency will verify that the financial information provided is accurate and that all eligibility requirements are met including income level.

DO NOT MAIL OR FAX APPLICATIONS TO OUR OFFICES.  ALL APPLICATIONS “MUST” BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BY REFERRAL AGENCY.  SEE “REFERRAL AGENCIES” SECTION TO FIND A REFERRAL AGENCY OR BECOME A REFERRAL AGENCY.

If you reside in one of the following states:  Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming please review screening instructions.

To contact VISION USA, please send an email to VISIONUSA@aoa.org .

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