Medicaid for Employed People with Disabilities (MEPD)

Medicaid for Employed People with Disabilities (MEPD)

Medicaid for Employed People with Disabilities (MEPD) is a Medicaid coverage group to allow persons with disabilities to work and continue to have access to medical assistance.

WHO DOES THE MEPD PROGRAM COVER?

People who are disabled and have earned income can get Medicaid when the person:
  • Is under age 65.
  • Is still considered to be disabled based on SSI medical criteria for disability.
  • Has earned income from employment or self-employment.
  • Meets general SSI-related Medicaid eligibility requirements.
  • Is not eligible for any other Medicaid coverage group other than QMB, SLMB, or Medically Needy.
  • Have resources less than $12,000 for an individual and $13,000 for a couple.
  • Has net family income less than 250% of the federal poverty level.
  • Pays any premium due for the month of eligibility.

WHAT SERVICES ARE COVERED BY MEPD?

  • MEPD members have all Iowa Medicaid benefits.
  • Prescription services are included for members who do not have Medicare. For those members enrolled with Medicare as well as MEPD, prescription coverage will go through a Medicare Part D plan.
  • MEPD will pay for your Medicare premiums

WHERE CAN I GET MEDICAL CARE?

Members enrolled with MEPD may see any provider who agrees to be paid by Iowa Medicaid.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR MEPD?

To apply go to the online DHS benefits portal or click here to download the paper DHS Application

4 thoughts on “Medicaid for Employed People with Disabilities (MEPD)

    1. Here is the eligibility criteria for MEPD:
      What are the eligibility requirements for MEPD?
      People who are disabled and have earned income can get Medicaid when the person:

      Is under age 65.
      Is still considered to be disabled based on SSI medical criteria for disability.
      Has earned income from employment or self-employment.
      Meets general SSI-related Medicaid eligibility requirements.
      Is not eligible for any other Medicaid coverage group other than QMB, SLMB, or Medically Needy.
      Have resources less than $12,000 for an individual and $13,000 for a couple.
      Has net family income less than 250% of the federal poverty level.
      Pays any premium due for the monthly eligibility.
      MEPD Monthly Income Limits
      HH SIZE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Additional Person
      Limit $2,475 $3,338 $4,200 $5,063 $5,925 $6,788 $7,653 $8,519 $866

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