This article is a section taken from MA for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD), a part of the revisions and additions to the Minnesota Health Care Program Eligibility Policy Manual.

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 an LTCF 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

CREDIT: The content of this post has been copied or adopted from the Minnesota Healthcare Programs Eligibility Policy Manual, originally published by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

This is also part of a series of posts on Minnesota Healthcare Eligibility Policies.