The state program is called Employed Persons with Disabilities, or EPD. Even if the person only works a few hours a week for a friend, they may qualify. If you are working with customers, you would refer them to their nearest Senior (Aging) and People with Disabilities office to apply.
The Employed Persons with Disabilities Program (EPD) is designed to help people who have a disability go to work. Often, a person who has a disability is hesitant to go to work and risk losing Medicaid. The cost of paying for a provider or adaptive equipment by oneself can use up most of a person’s paycheck. The purpose of this program is to allow people who have a disability to work and not lose Medicaid coverage.
To be eligible for EPD, a person must meet the following:
Be employed; AND
Have a physical or mental impairment that meets the definition of disability as used by the Social Security Administration; AND
Have an adjusted income less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level for a family of one; AND
Have countable resources under $5,000; AND
Meet all other OSIPM eligibility, financial and non-financial; AND
Must not be assumed eligible for other Medicaid programs under 461-135-0010.
The person may be eligible for a full OHP Plus benefits package and long-term care services. These may include:
Optical care and services,
Mental health services,
Personal assistant services,
In-home supportive services, and
Community-based care in a licensed facility.