View a step-by-step guide on how to fill out and submit a claim.
Once you have received and set up your Merit profile, you'll have access to the ACE Ohio app found in the app store, or online at app.aceohio.org.
Click Login With Merit and use the email and password used for Merit.
You'll be able to submit new claims and review claims that have been previously submitted. To submit a new claim, select the New claim button.
The student's name will be auto-filled for you.
If you are submitting a claim for a purchase or invoice from a qualified service provider, please enter the service provider number. If the purchase is from a service provider that is not participating in the program you'll be asked to provide accurate contact information for that service provider.
Please enter the correct information for the service provider when prompted. Do not use your own information here, the claim will be rejected if we are not able to verify the claim details with the service provider.
Review the information entered, and make edits if needed.
Next, select the service type from the category list.
Enter the educational benefits that your student gained from the service or goods (homeschool only) that were purchased.
Enter the date that the service started. If this claim is for a hard good (homeschool only), please enter the purchase date.
For awards that were granted for the 2021-2022 school year, the service date must have started on or after April 25, 2022.
For awards that were granted for the 2022-2023 school year, the service date must have started on or after July 1, 2022.
Enter in the claim amount. This must be an exact match to the receipt and/or invoice that will be uploaded to support the claim. The remaining funds available is shown below the textbox.
Select where the funds should be disbursed.
Upload your receipt if you are asking to be reimbursed directly.
Upload an invoice if you are asking for funds to be disbursed to the service provider.
** If pay to the service provider is not an available option, please ask the service provider to link their bank account within the ACE Ohio app.**
Be sure to click submit when everything is entered correctly.
You'll be taken back to the home screen where your new claim appears along with the status.