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: