For a person with a disability, career success, marriage, and having a savings was a dream … until now.
On April 1, 2023 opportunities are going to change for Pennsylvanians with disabilities when Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities: Workers with Job Success takes effect.
Until now I had to restrict my earnings.
Until now I was scared to get legally married.
Until now I save for an unexpected emergency.
Until now I could not see retirement as a possibility
On April 1, 2023 working Pennsylvanians with disabilities (who had been on basic Medical Assistance For Workers With Disabilities for at least a year) will be able to enter into a new category called Workers With Job Success. With increased earnings over the current of 250% federal poverty level (with the typical Medicaid disregards) people with disabilities will be able to earn up to 600% of the federal poverty limit and have unlimited assets.
For me, this means a work life without fear, the choice to get legally married, and the ability to be prepared for the future. It means everything.
By Dr. Josie Badger, #IWantToWork Campaign Manager