Medical Assistance for Employed People with Disabilities (MA-EPD)

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD) allows people with disabilities who work to receive Medical Assistance at relatively low cost. Minnesotans with disabilities are eligible for MA-EPD if they:

  • are employed with earnings from a job of over $65 per month; and
  • are paying Medicare and Social Security taxes; and 
  • have been determined to have a disability by either the Social Security Administration or the State Medical Review Team; and
  • have no more than $20,000 in assets, not counting retirement accounts, medical expense accounts, a spouse's assets, or other assets excluded by Medical Assistance (such as a home, a vehicle and household goods); and
  • are not eligible for basic Medical Assistance including 1619(b).

What can MA-EPD do for me?

  • Provide coverage for prescription drugs, personal care assistance, medical supplies and equipment, and other health care costs.
  • Reimburse you for your Medicare Part B premium if your income is below certain limits. (Even if you are not eligible for reimbursement of Medicare Part B premiums, MA-EPD requires that you accept and pay for Medicare Part B if you are eligible for it.)
  • Pay for the premiums associated with private insurance that has been determined "cost effective."

MA-EPD eligibility requirements and premium levels change from time to time.  For more information on MA-EPD: