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Program: Medical Assistance - MA

Agency: Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department

Resource Number: 36898896
Alternate name: MA Expansion; MAEPD; Medical Assistance for Employed Persons With Disabilities

A federal assistance program that helps pay for the medical and nursing home care of persons who cannot pay for that care. The medical services that may be paid for by Medical Assistance (MA) include:

- Physician care

- Hospital care

- Prescriptions

- Eye care

- Routine dental care

- Mental health treatment

- Chemical dependency care

- Nursing home care

- Reimbursement for medical transportation and other health care access services available NOTE: Persons may be eligible only for MA or they may also be eligible for one of the cash assistance programs, EMA, and/or Food Support services. Those who receive cash through MFIP or MSA will, with few exceptions, also receive MA. MA is different from Medicare.

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons With Disabilities (MAEPD): People with disabilities who work, even if they are over the income or asset limits of Medical Assistance, may still qualify for the MAEPD Program.

Program Phones:
(844)803-8466Toll free

Website: www.hennepin.us/residents/health-medical/health-care-assistance
Email: socialservices@hennepin.us

Location information
Brookdale Regional Satellite Center Site  
Location: 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 400

Brooklyn Center 55430

Site Phones:
(844)803-8466Toll free
Site Hours:
Vary; by appointment only
Disabilities Access: Accessible main entrance; accessible public restroom; policy for provision of accessible service
Mailing Address: 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 400, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Program Delivery
Eligibility: Medical Assistance:

- Must meet income guidelines and income and asset limits
- Must be a Minnesota resident, and be a US citizen or "qualified" non-citizen
- Hennepin County resident

Medical Assistance for Employed Persons With Disabilities:

- Must be certified disabled by either the Social Security Administration or the State Medical Review Team
- Be employed and have required taxes withheld or paid from earned income
- Have monthly earnings of more than $65
- Not be eligible for Medical Assistance under other, more beneficial categories
- Meet the asset limit
- Pay a premium
- Pay an unearned income obligation if required
- Hennepin County resident
Languages: Interpreters available
Application Process: - Call, walk in for application at any Human Services or Satellite Center location

- Visit website/apply online at ApplyMN which is a secure web application

- MA coverage may go back three months from the day application is turned in

- Note: The agency processing time frames are the same if application process is online or in-person
Program Fees: None
Documents Required: Proof of assets; necessary bills or debts; proof of disability; proof of household income; proof of immigration status (I-94); proof of pregnancy; income tax return; Social Security card/number

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Person at the resource who last verified this information:
Last Verified On: 3/10/2019

Agency Background

Programs at Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department

Adoption Services
Adult Protection
Advocates and Appeals
Burial/Funeral Assistance
Chemical Health
Child and Teen Checkups
Child Care Assistance
Child Care Licensing
Child Protection
Child Support Services
Children's Mental Health
Children's Mental Health Crisis Services
COPE - Mental Health Crisis Services for Adults - Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies
Daytime and After Hours Shelter Teams
Diversionary Work Program (DWP)
Domestic Abuse Service Center
Emergency Assistance - EA
Emergency General Assistance - EGA
Follow Along Program
Food Support Program
Foster Care and Licensing
Fraud Information and Complaints
General Assistance - GA
Health Care for the Homeless Project
Hennepin Community Volunteers
Hennepin County Mental Health Center
Hennepin County Public Health Clinic
Homeless Access Unit
Housing Support
Human Services Centers, Satellite Centers and Health Services Locations
Immunization Services
Initial Contact Front Door Social Services
Medical Transportation Assistance
Medicare Savings Programs
Mental Health Housing
Minnesota Family Investment Program - MFIP
Minnesota Food Assistance Program - MFAP
Minnesota Supplemental Aid - MSA
Office of Multicultural Services - OMS
Parent Support Outreach Program
Prepetition Screening - PSP
Project CHILD
Project Connect
Refugee Cash Assistance Program - RCA
Refugee Medical Assistance - RMA
Relative Custody Assistance
Start Today Hennepin
Teen Parent Program
Veterans Services
WIC Program - Women, Infants and Children
Work Supports

Accreditations: Does not apply
Funding: Federal; state; county; fees

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