Great News: Recent Changes Mean Workers’ Compensation Wage Loss Benefits No Longer Count As Income For Medicaid
Medicaid is a public health insurance program provided by the state for individuals who meet certain income, resource and eligibility requirements. Specifically, an individual must be a resident of Pennsylvania, have qualified immigration status (if applicable), and meet the income and resource limits for medical assistance. Both children and adults can be eligible for Medicaid. More information on Medicaid benefits and eligibility requirements can be found at www.phlp.org.
To the benefit of Pennsylvania (PA) injured workers receiving workers’ compensation wage loss benefits, beginning in January, 2015, workers’ compensation wage loss benefits no longer count as income when applying for medical assistance benefits under Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Expansion Program.
Medicaid applications can be filed online at www.compass.state.pa.us or www.HealthCare.gov (may take longer), by calling (866) 550-4355, or by visiting your local County Assistance office.