We have been working with CeltiCare Health Plan to alert the their provider network about the SNAP ABAWD rule and, in particular, how the federal "unfit for work" standard differs from the other disability-based programs for which their providers are often asked to provide medical documentation. CeltiCare Health Plan serves a significant portion of the 18-65 year old childless population, and thus were a perfect match for this informational outreach effort. Yesterday, CeltiCare sent out an eblast and fax with the ABAWD SNAP information.
We will be reaching out to the other MassHealth managed care plans in early 2016 encouraging them to do same. We have also produced an FAQ giving more detail on how the EAEDC medical unfit criteria differs from SSI and some examples of patients who may demonstrate a "reduced capacity to support."
DTA projects roughly 24K individuals may be harmed by the ABAWD time limit unless they can qualify for an exemption, so this is no small potatoes.
- For more information on the ABAWD SNAP time limit, visit our web page at: /ABAWD and
- For DTA's information and additional forms, visit: https://www.mass.gov/snap-work-rules
|CelticCare Health SNAP Fax Blast Final 201512015v2.pdf||600.05 KB|
|MLRI FAQ for Health Care Providers FINAL 12-23-15.pdf||164.23 KB|