Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities

2.3.5.2.1 Living Arrangement

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD) enrollees may live in a variety of living arrangements. This policy discusses living arrangements and MA-EPD.

Community Living Arrangement

Community living arrangements have no impact on MA eligibility. See Appendix D Community Living Arrangements for more information.

Institutions for Mental Diseases

An Institution for Mental Diseases (IMD) is a hospital, nursing facility, or other institution or residential program that has 17 or more beds and is primarily engaged in providing diagnosis, treatment or care of people with mental diseases. A list of IMDs that provide treatment for people with mental illness (MI) is also available online. MA-EPD enrollees may continue MA-EPD while living in an IMD, as long as they meet the MA-EPD work requirements.

Long Term Care Facility

A long-term care facility (LTCF) is a place such as a skilled nursing facility, Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF/DD) or medical hospital in which the person receives skilled nursing services (swing bed). People who live in a LTCF while working, even during the four-month medical leave period may continue MA-EPD, as long as they continue to pay the premium.

Legal Citations

Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.055, subdivisions 11 to 14