The MEAD Program

Know Your Rights

Medicaid for Employed Adults with Disabilities, (the MEAD Program) allows individuals with severe disabilities to work and still qualify for Medicaid benefits. It provides the opportunity for people with significant health needs to become more independent and self sufficient, and to break the cycle of poverty experienced by many people with disabilities who cannot otherwise afford to go to work if it means losing their Medicaid coverage. Under the MEAD Program, people with disabilities can go back to work and keep their Medicaid coverage, even if they make more than the Medicaid income limits.