DATE: JULY 21, 2015
Manual: Aged, Blind, and Disabled Medicaid
Change No: 09-15
To: County Directors of Social Services
Effective: Upon Receipt
Individuals under age 65 may be eligible for Medicaid if they are disabled according to the Social Security definition of disability. Individuals who receive Social Security Disability (RSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) because they are disabled are considered to meet the disability requirement for Medicaid. All other individuals who apply for Medicaid must have a disability determination.
North Carolina Disability Determination Services (DDS) determines disability for North Carolina residents.
During the disability and/or Medicaid determination processing period it may be necessary for the department of social services to contact DDS. This Change Notice provides current contact information for DDS.
MA-2525 IV. B., Disability, has been updated with current contact information for the Medicaid Units within the North Carolina Disability Determination Services (DDS).
This change in policy is effective Upon Receipt.
Remove MA-2525, Disability, pages 7 – 10
Insert MA-2525, Disability, pages 7 – 10
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your Operational Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Secretary for Medical Assistance
(This material was researched and written by Pam Cooper, Medicaid Eligibility Unit).
For questions or clarification on any of the policy contained in these manuals, please contact your local county office.