It's important to understand that Medicaid in Pennsylvania works to provide healthcare coverage to those in need. It's also important to know what qualifies you for Medicaid coverage in the state before submitting your application.
To qualify for Medical Assistance Waiver Programs (MAWD) in Pennsylvania, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
-Be 18 or older
-Be a Pennsylvania resident
-Have a monthly income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level
-Have enough resources (assets) to qualify for Medicaid, such as cash, savings, stocks and bonds
-Have a qualifying disability, diabetes, severe mental illness, intellectual disability or autism
-Have medical bills or health care costs
-Be ineligible for coverage under another form of health insurance
If you think you may qualify for MAWD, it is important to contact your local county assistance office to learn more about the eligibility requirements for your particular situation. You can find your local county assistance office on the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website (www.dhs.pa.gov).
Additionally, if you have questions or need assistance preparing and submitting your application, you may want to contact an experienced Medicaid attorney. A Medicaid attorney can provide advice on how to qualify for MAWD, and help make sure that your application is complete and accurate.
We hope this answer proved helpful in understanding what qualifies you for MAWD in Pennsylvania.