Medicaid for Employees with Disabilities (MED-Connect or S05) is a program for those individuals who have a medically certified disability or blindness and are working for pay.
Enrollees can have income up to $75,000 per year and qualify for full Medicaid/HUSKY Health coverage. Some or all the income must be from employment earnings. Only the applicant’s income counts to determine program eligibility. *
Countable asset limit of $10,000 for an individual and $15,000 for a couple.
Additional Requirement for Medically Improved Group
Persons who have lost disability status with the Social Security Administration, but still have a severe medical impairment can continue to receive Medicaid under MED-Connect if they meet the minimum earnings criteria. Earnings must be at least 40 times the federal hourly minimum wage. For current minimum wage information please visit Minimum Wage | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)
MED-Connect beneficiaries may have to pay monthly premiums. *Spouse’s income counted when determining monthly premium amounts. Household size affects premiums.
If countable income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) no premium cost
If countable income is over 200% FPL the premium cost is based on 10% of income above the limit. There is an exception for individuals whose net family income is between 250% and 450% of the FPL. These individuals pay a maximum of 7.5% of their net family income.
For Federal Poverty Level guidelines, please visit Poverty Guidelines | ASPE (hhs.gov)