What is Montana Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities?
MMWD is a work incentive and should be thought of as such. MMWD allows people with disabilities to keep or obtain affordable Medicaid coverage when they work. MMWD, when combined with other work incentives, creates a complete work environment where healthcare should not be a significant barrier to working.
Who is eligible for Montana Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities?
SSDI beneficiaries are the vast majority of users of Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities nation wide. SSI beneficiaries who leave 1619(b) because of income or assets can use MMWD. Individuals who do not receive SSA cash benefits but meet the definition of disability could use MMWD.
What are the eligibility requirements for Montana Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities?
A person must be 16 years of age or older meeting the definition of disability. Must be employed having a net family income less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level, with assets not exceeding $8,000 for an individual and $12,000 for a couple.
Why Montana Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities?
MMWD allows an individual to work a full-time job with the opportunity to earn up to $48,000 annually while maintaining their healthcare!!!
Under Montana Medicaid for Workers with Disabilities
People with disabilities can earn more money and purchase healthcare coverage for an amount based on a sliding fee scale based on income.
100% above(or less)
Native Americans enrolled with a federally-recognized tribe will be exempt from cost share fees.
How to apply:
Call or visit your local Office of Public Assistance for an application and appointment. For online information about MWD, see the Frequently Asked Questions on the Montana MIG website at www.dphhs.mt.gov/mig
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MMWD WORK INCENTIVE PROGRAM PLEASE CONTACT Cassie WITH MILP @ (406) 782-4834
The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act (TWWIIA) of 1999 enables people with disabilities to no longer have to choose between taking a job and having health care. View online information about TWWIIA at: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/TWWIIA/.
Paid for by MIG/CMS Grant #1QACMS0300322
To better understand this program, please click on the link below.
MILP is a not-for-profit agency governed by a consumer-controlled Board of Directors whose lives have been personally impacted by a disability. It is funded in part by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended in 1992 (Title VII- Independent Living Services), and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (Disability Services Division). To obtain accessible formats of this website information contact MILP's Helena office at (406) 442-5755 or toll free at 1-800-735-6457.