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Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD)

MAWD lets Pennsylvanians with disabilities work and keep thier coverage

For people with disabilities, finding a job or returning to work can be a challenge. The Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD) program lets Pennsylvanians with disabilities take a job, earn more money and continue to keep their full medical coverage. With MAWD, you can keep medical assistance while you work even if your earnings increase above the limits for other medical assistance programs. Therefore, you do not have to choose between a job and your health. 

You can apply by contacting your local county assistance office or the Department of Public Welfare at (800) 692-7462 for more information. TTY/TTD users can call (800) 451-5886.

To be eligible for MAWD, you must:

The cost does involve a monthly premium since it functions like a health insurance policy for someone who is working. The premium is affordable and is 5% of your coutable monthly income. 

Benefits under this program may include:

Although a Social Security Standard is noted, it does not mean you have to apply for Social Security Disability. However, we find that many people do have trouble maintaining a job and may ultimately need guidance in applying for Social Security Disability.

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