The Sherlock Plan: Medicaid For Working People With Disabilities

Program Description

The Sherlock Plan – Medicaid for Working People with Disabilities Program is a type of Medicaid eligibility for working adults with disabilities. People eligible under this category are entitled to the full scope of Medicaid benefits, home and community-based services, and services needed to facilitate and/or maintain employment.  Some participants may be required to pay a monthly premium.

Program Eligibility

To be found eligible for the program of Working People with Disabilities, a person must:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age and
  • Currently meet the Medicaid requirements for eligibility based on a disability. Individuals who meet this disability requirement are not required to be unable to work, and
  • Have proof of active, paid employment such as a pay stub or current quarterly U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax statement (for those who are self-employed),
  • Have countable earned net income no greater than 250% of the FPL. Countable income is defined as the total earned income remaining after all SSI-related disregards are applied; and
  • Have countable assets no greater than $10,000 (for an individual) or $20,000 (for a couple). Medical savings accounts or retirement accounts are not counted as a resource; approved items that are necessary for an individual to remain employed are also not counted as a resource (i.e., wheelchair accessible van).

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