Medicaid for Employed People with Disabilities (MEPD)

 

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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