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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Medical Assistance issues in Pennsylvania.

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MAWD or Marketplace? - What Pennsylvanians with Disabilities Need to Know About Choosing Health Insurance Coverage

Information on the selection of medical insurance by persons eligible for Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD). Today, people with serious health issues and persons with disabilities who are working or may be able to work, can choose between Marketplace health insurance and MAWD. Includes eligibility requirements for each program, how to apply and highlights factors to consider when choosing coverage.

Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities

Information from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project on the MAWD (Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities) Program which allows qualified persons to purchase Medical Assistance if their income does not exceed 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. [PDF]

Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD) - A Guide to Eligibility

Information from the Pennsylvania Health Law Project about how to qualify for Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (also called “MAWD”), a state health insurance program for individuals who have chronic health problems and are working. (December 2019)

Fact Sheet: Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP)

Information about transportation services available through the PA Medical Assistance program. [PDF]

Understanding the Medical Assistance Transportation Program

Information about the Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP). The program is available to any Medical Assistance consumer who needs help with non-emergency transportation to and from health care services or treatments.

How to Access Benefits During Coronavirus: SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid, TANF & LIHEAP

If you lost a job or your hours were cut because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be eligible for SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, cash assistance (TANF) or heating bill assistance (LIHEAP).

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