The Working Disabled Medicaid Buy-In Program
Who is it for?
The Working Disabled Medicaid Buy-In is for people who are ineligible for APA/Medicaid due to earned income, either theirs or their spouses. Eligibility is based on income and disability.
The income test is a two step process.
(Alaska Works has a task force researching and promoting the increase of assets/resource limits for people using the Working Disabled Medicaid Buy-In as allowed under TWWIIA)
The disability test:
After you pass the income tests, you still have to be determined disabled.
You must have a documented disability from the State Disability Determination Service. If you have already been a recipient of SSDI, SSI or APA you shouldn’t need to undergo a new determination. If you have never been determined disabled, you will have to go through the DDS. The greatest aspect of the Buy-In, is that the DDS does not use SGA as a determination of disability. That is, if you are earning more than $810, you can still be considered disabled.
Premiums may be required:
People using the Buy-In will pay premiums at the DPA office. Premiums are determined by DPA staff with the following guidelines:
To apply for the Working Disabled Medicaid Buy-In, go to the DPA office and complete an application.
Roger Shelley at 907-264-6265 or email@example.com.
For assistance or additional information contact:The Center for Human Development by email | 2702 Gambell Street, Suite 103, Anchorage, AK 99503 | Phone: 907-272-8270 | Toll Free: 1-800-243-2199
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