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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 110. Eligibility and Appeals

12VAC30-110-1500. Working individuals with disabilities; basic coverage group (Ticket to Work and Work Incentive Improvement Act (TWWIIA)).

A. Definitions.

"Eligible person" means someone who is (i) disabled: an applicant is deemed to be disabled for the purposes of program eligibility if he is enrolled in the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs. If the applicant has not had a disability determination through the Social Security Administration, he must have such a determination through the Disability Determination Services program; (ii) employed or can show proof of imminent prospective employment; (iii) between the ages of 16 years and 64 years; (iv) not subject to spending down of excess resources; (v) not an inpatient in an institution of mental disease (IMD), nor an inmate in a public institution that is not medical facility pursuant to the Act § 1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XV).

B. Scope/purpose. The purpose of this program shall be to afford persons who are disabled with the opportunity to be employed and retain more of their earned income without risking the loss of their Medicaid coverage of critical health care benefits.

C. In conformance with 12VAC30-30-20, 12VAC30-40-280, 12VAC30-40-290, and 12VAC30-40-105, eligible persons must meet the definition in subsection A of this section to be approved for this program.

D. In conformance with 12VAC30-40-105, working individuals with disabilities must meet these requirements for continuing eligibility pursuant to the Act § 1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XV):

1. Continue to meet the disability, age, and employment criteria described in this section. Individuals who, as enrollees, are unable to maintain employment due to illness or unavoidable job loss may remain in the program as unemployed for up to six months;

2. Have enrollee-countable earned income of no more than 200% FPL;

a. The standard SSI methodology shall be used to determine "countable" income;

b. The enrollee shall be treated as a "household of one" and spousal income shall be disregarded for ongoing enrollee eligibility; and

3. Have resources or assets up to the annual SSI "threshold amount" (Social Security Act, § 1619(b)) as established for Virginia by the Social Security Administration (SSA), if such resources or assets are accumulated solely from enrollee earnings after the individual is enrolled with Medicaid Buy-In under § 1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XV).

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-324 and 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 21, eff. July 23, 2009.

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