Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD) is a state-run program for people with disabilities in Pennsylvania between the ages of 16 and 65. Unlike other medical assistance programs, the program allows monthly income of up to $2,168 for single people or $2,917 for couples. To receive MAWD, you must be involved with some type of work every month, but there is no minimum or maximum work amount required.
For example, you can work as little as one hour per month:
- Babysitting or as a companion
- Working at your church
- Walking your neighbor’s dog
- Being self-employed
Who would benefit from this program?
- People who receive too much Social Security or disability income for other medical assistance programs
- People who receive Social Security but do not yet receive Medicare
- People who work part time and make too much money for other medical assistance programs
How much does MAWD cost?
MAWD is not a free program. You will have to pay a small premium based on your income. The average premium is less than $50 per month.
For more information visit the Department of Public Welfare or contact the Welfare Law Line at (215) 227-6485.
View a side-by-side comparison of Healthy Horizon (Pa. Medicaid) vs. MAWD