Pennsylvania MAWD - Medical Assistance Benefits for Workers with Disabilities


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding

 “For people with disabilities, finding a job or returning to work can be a challenge. For a long time one of the biggest obstacles to working was health care coverage. Earning too much money meant risking losing health care benefits. However, there is an option: Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD).”

“MAWD lets Pennsylvanians with disabilities take a fulfilling job, earn more money and still 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. Now you do not have to choose between a job and your health.”

  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Other
  • Employer Engagement
  • Department of Human Services