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Jump on Board for Success <[log in to unmask]>
Alydia Payette <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 19 May 2003 13:11:17 -0400
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The person will have to be under 22 to qualify for Medicaid without having a disa. decision done.

-----Original Message-----
From: Olga Pschorr
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 3:45 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: FW: Medicaid

Here is Richard's, no, no I don't think I'd survive as a benefits counselor, thanks!

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Giddings
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 3:22 PM
To: Olga Pschorr; 'Jump on Board for Success'
Subject: RE: Medicaid

Olga, you have it exactly correct and could have a career as a Benefits Counselor. Any money that doesn't pass through her hands doesn't count towards her. So if her is getting $450 a month from SRS, but her  rent is $300 and SRS sent that $300 directly to the landlord, only $150.00 would count towards her as unearned income. (Plus her working income)

Any other questions please just holler


-----Original Message-----
From: Olga Pschorr
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 3:08 PM
To: 'Jump on Board for Success'
Cc: Richard Giddings
Subject: RE: Medicaid

Hi Krista,
My understanding is that an individual does not have to be on SSI, but does need to be determined disabled by social security, in order to qualify for Medicaid for the working disabled.  I spoke to Richard Giddings by e-mail about this and if we're on the same page I think the recommendation would be to see if the SRS stipend or transitional service monies could pay rent directly to landlord so that this money would not count towards this individual's income (766.00 Medicaid income guideline).  Does this make sense?  Is this doable?
Richard, let us know if any of this is incorrect- in particular, the first sentence.  Thanks.

-----Original Message-----
From: Krista LaFemina [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 11:19 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Medicaid

Hi Everyone,

It's Krista from Rutland JOBS again.  Thanks to all of you who responded to
my original email.  I had contacted the Benefits counselor who was the one
who informed me about the situation, some of my kids are in.  Unfortunatly
for some of the kids, I don't think they qualify for the "Medicaid for the
working Disabled" (does this mean they need to be on SSI?).

I will keep you all posted if I come up with any solutions, and hope that
you will do the same as well.