MA for Employed People
with Disabilities

Medical Assistance for Employed People with Disabilities (MA-EPD)

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD) allows people with disabilities who work to receive Medical Assistance at relatively low cost. Minnesotans with disabilities are eligible for MA-EPD if they meet all of these requirements:

  • Are employed with earnings from a job of over $65 per month
  • Are paying Medicare and Social Security taxes
  • Have been determined to have a disability by either the Social Security Administration or the State Medical Review Team
  • Have no more than $20,000 in assets, not counting retirement accounts, medical expense accounts, a spouse's assets or other assets excluded by Medical Assistance (such as a home, a vehicle and household goods)
  • Are not eligible for basic Medical Assistance including 1619(b)

What can MA-EPD do for me?

  • It can provide coverage for prescription drugs, personal care assistance, medical supplies and equipment and other health care costs.
  • It can reimburse you for your Medicare Part B premium if your income is below certain limits (even if you are not eligible for reimbursement of Medicare Part B premiums, MA-EPD requires that you accept and pay for Medicare Part B if you are eligible for it).
  • It can pay for the premiums associated with private insurance that has been determined cost effective.

MA-EPD eligibility requirements and premium levels change from time to time. For more information on MA-EPD: