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Medicaid Buy-In Program for People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD)

The MBI-WPD is a program that allows individuals with disabilities to work and get or keep Medicaid. Many persons with significant disabilities are unable to obtain employer-funded private health insurance that provides coverage comparable to Medicaid. The fear of losing Medicaid and/or Medicare is one of the greatest barriers keeping individuals with disabilities from maximizing their employment, earnings potential, and independence. For many Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries, the risk of losing health care through work activity can be a greater work disincentive than the risk of losing cash benefits through work activity.

Go to the MBI-WPD Online Guide

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Call Our Toll-free Hotline:

Voice: 1-888-224-3272
TDD: 1-877-671-6844

Partnering Organizations

New York State Office of Mental Health Burton Blatt Institute K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Employment and Disability Institute