Proposed Section 1115 Demonstration - Work Requirements


~~“From 2013 through the current date, the able‐bodied Parent or Caretaker Relative  (POCR) eligibility group has more than doubled from 31,889 to more than 74,000. This has been  during a time of steady economic growth and job creation in the state reflected in the current 3.5  percent unemployment rate, the lowest in Alabama’s history. Thus, in keeping with the overall policy initiatives of the State, Alabama Medicaid’s stewardship of limited resources, and the  original Medicaid program design, Alabama Medicaid is proposing a work requirement for the  able‐bodied POCR eligibility group.  Currently, both the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) programs in Alabama contain certain work requirements for individuals participating in those programs.  Alabama Medicaid plans to utilize the resources that have been successful in these programs to assist Medicaid recipients in gaining the tools necessary to become more self‐sufficient.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment
  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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