WAC 182-511-1150 Health care for workers with disabilities (HWD) -- Disability requirements.
Effective April 27, 2019
This section describes the disability requirements for the two groups of individuals that may qualify for the health care for workers with disabilities (HWD) program.
- To qualify for the HWD program, a person must meet the requirements of the Social Security Act in section 1902 (a) (10) (A) (ii):
- (XV) for the basic coverage group (BCG); or
- (XVI) for the medical improvement group (MIG).
- The BCG consists of individuals who:
- Meet federal disability requirements for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program; or
- Are determined by the department of social and health services, division of disability determination services (DDDS), to meet federal disability requirements for the HWD program.
- The MIG consists of individuals who:
- Were previously eligible and approved for the HWD program as a member of the BCG; and
- Are determined by DDDS to have a medically improved disability. The term "medically improved disability" refers to the particular status granted to persons described in subsection (1) (b).
- When completing a disability determination for the HWD program, DDDS will not deny disability status because of employment.