A number of services exist at the federal, state, and local level to support overall wellness and physical health for veterans and their families. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and State of Maryland both provide a number of programs to support and help veterans reach optimal physical health. Services are offered at medical centers, local community based outpatient clinics as well as community health centers.
Maryland Health Connection
The Maryland Health Connection is the new one stop insurance marketplace where individuals and families can shop, compare and select the right health plan. Maryland Health Connection offers many consumer assistance options for health insurance support. Consumer support center representatives are available to provide assistance.
For more information visit the Maryland Health Connection website.
To speak with a consumer support center representative call 1-855-642-8572
For services for the deaf or hard of hearing call 1-855-642-8573
Source: Maryland Health Connection
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Health Benefits for Employed Individuals with Disabilities
The Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) Program extends Medical Assistance health benefits to working Maryland residents with disabilities. The program lets you return to work and keep your health benefits by paying a small fee.
Basic eligibility criteria to apply:
- employed or self employed
- 18 to 64 years of age
- U.S. Citizen or qualified alien
- have a disability that meets Social Security’s medical criteria
- have ‘countable income’ below $2873/month (unmarried) or below $3878/month (married couple)
- meet the resource limit of $10,000 (unmarried) or $15,000 (married couple), certain retirement accounts are not counted
For more information visit the Maryland Department of Health website.
To apply for the EID Program contact The Division of Eligibility and Waiver Services (DEWS) at 410-767-7090. (DEWS determines eligibility for EID)