Medicaid While Working — Section 1619(b)
After you return to work, your Medicaid coverage can continue, even if your earnings (alone or in combination with your other income) become too high for an SSI cash payment..
To qualify, you must meet all of the following qualifications:
- Have been eligible for an SSI cash payment for at least 1 month;
- Would be eligible for cash payment except for earnings;
- Still be disabled;
- Still meet all other eligibility rules, including the resources test;
- Need Medicaid in order to work; and
- Have gross earned income that is insufficient to replace SSI, Medicaid, and any publicly funded attendant care.
- he "threshold amount" is the measure that SSA uses to decide whether your earnings are high enough to replace your SSI and Medicaid benefits. Your threshold amount is based on:
- The amount of earnings that would cause your SSI cash payments to stop in your state; and
- The annual per capita Medicaid expenditure for your state.
- In Louisiana, the 2017 threshold amount is $31,563.00.
For a complete explanation go to SSA Online and view the Redbook section or contact your local LABPS Benefits Planner 1-(855)-886-5123.