The Maryland Department of Health has recently issued a Provider Update which includes expansion of eligibility requirements for the EID Program.
Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) Program Expansion
Effective July 1, 2022, the eligibility criteria for the Employed Individuals with Disabilities
(EID) program will be expanded. Income limits for program applicants, previously set at 300%
of the federal poverty level (FPL), will be eliminated. An applicant’s income or their spouse’s
income will not be considered at any time during the eligibility process. The existing asset limits
($10,000 for an individual, $15,000 for a couple) will only be considered at the initial eligibility
assessment. At future renewals, assets will not be considered even if the person marries after the
initial eligibility assessment. When determining premium amounts, income streams for both the
eligible individual and such person’s spouse will be considered. Certain assets, including 401(k),
403(b), pension plans, and Keogh plans, will continue to be excluded from consideration for
eligibility and premiums.
For more information on the EID (Employed Individuals with Disabilities) Program, please follow the link to the Maryland Department of Health Website at https://health.maryland.gov/mmcp/eid/pages/home.aspx
Ticket to Work service providers can help you if you have questions about disability benefits and work. To learn more about the Ticket Program, call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Ask a representative to send you a list of service providers or find providers on your own with the Ticket Program Find Help tool.