Maryland’s Medicaid Buy-in: Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID)

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Marylanders with disabilities CAN WORK and keep their health benefits! The Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) Program extends Medical Assistance health benefits to working Marylanders with disabilities. Also known as the Medicaid Buy-In, this program lets you return to work and keep your health benefits by paying a small fee. You can make more money or have more resources in this program than other Medicaid programs in Maryland.

What health benefits can I get? All Medical Assistance services are covered. You can go to any fee-for-service Medical Assistance Provider. Services include but are not limited to:

  • Inpatient and outpatient care
  • Mental health services
  • Physician and clinic visits
  • Prescription drugs
  • Personal care services at the home and work place.

You can have Medicare or private health insurance benefits, and still be in the Employed Individuals with Disabilities Program.

What do I have to pay to be in the program? For certain individuals, you can enroll for free. For others, a small fee of $25 -55/month will be charged based on your income. If you are unable to pay the fee, you many request that the fee be waived.

How do I apply? Go to  to fill out an application or call 1-866-373- 9651 (TTY: 1-866-373-9652) to have an application sent to you.

MD-WIN believes in the power of work! If you are a person (aged 14-not yet full retirement ages) with a disability receiving SSI or SSDI and need support in understanding work incentives and how work affects benefits, give us a call: 240-638-0071, or learn more at

This post is funded through a Social Security cooperative agreement. Although Social Security reviewed this post for accuracy, it doesn’t constitute an official Social Security communication. We developed this post at U.S. taxpayer expense.

Maryland’s Medicaid Buy-in: Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID)
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