Medicaid for Working People With Disabilities


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Medicaid & Employment

“Vermont's Medicaid for Working People With Disabilities (WPWD) program was initiated in January 1, 2000, under the authority of the federal Balanced Budget Act (BBA)...Known at the federal level as the ‘Medicaid Buy-In Program’, it allows many people with disabilities to work while keeping or obtaining Medicaid coverage for which they might not otherwise qualify due to higher incomes resulting from employment. The program is designed as a work incentive for people with disabilities, to help them achieve community inclusion through employment and achieve greater economic independence.”

  • Medicaid Agencies
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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