Under this program, a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient’s Medicaid coverage can continue even if his or her earnings alone or together with other income become too high for a SSI cash payment. To qualify, the recipient must have been eligible for a SSI cash payment for at least one month before 1619(b) went into effect. To learn more, visit http://socialsecurity.gov/redbook/. The person must:

  • Still be disabled
  • Still meet all other eligibility rules, including resource limits
  • Need Medicaid in order to work
  • Have gross earned income insufficient to replace SSI, Medicaid and any publicly-funded attendant care