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Recovery Program

The Recovery program at Zepf emphasizes filling the gaps for mental health consumers. In the Steps To Recovery program we work one on one with consumers who have an interest in vocational services. There are 3 full time Recovery Specialists who support consumers and help them navigate and eliminate barriers to employment. The Recovery Specialists assess consumer’s readiness for employment and formulate appropriate Steps to Recovery to work to achieving their vocational goals. The Recovery Specialists also work closely with the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, The Source and the community to help the consumer reach their highest potential.

Also included in the Recovery program are psycho-educational groups for our consumers. We currently offer 16 groups which offer a wide array of support and services that encourage consumers to make healthy choices, educate on mental illness, and encourage positive interactions and involvement in the community.

Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities Information
Information courtesy of Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services

What is MBIWD?
Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities (MBIWD) is an Ohio Medicaid program that provides health care coverage to working Ohioans with disabilities.  MBIWD was created to encourage Ohioans with disabilities to work and still keep their health care coverage.

Who is eligible?
To qualify for MBIWD, a person must:
be a US citizen or meet citizenship requirements;
be a resident of Ohio;
be 16 to 64 years old;
have a disability as defined by the Social Security Administration or be eligible under hte MBIWD medically improved category;
be employed in paid work (includes part-time and full-time work);
pay a premium (if applicable);
meet certain financial criteria

How do applicants apply?
Applicants who are new to Medicaid should complete forms JFS 07200 and JFS 07211.  Existing Medicaid consumers interested in MBIWD should contact their caseworker or the Medicaid Consumer Hotline at 1-800-324-8680.  No face-to-face interview is required for this program.

Can MBIWD consumers receive long-term care and waiver services?
Yes.  Consumers are permitted to receive long-term care and waiver services while enrolled in MBIWD.

Do MBIWD consumers have to pay a Spenddown?
No.  There is no Spenddown for those enrolled in MBIWD.

What happens if an MBIWD consumer loses disability status?
If an MBIWD consumer loses disability status, he/she may continue to receive health care coverage through MBIWD's medically improved category.  To qualify for hte medically improved category, consumers must meet certain conditions.  Ask a caseworker for more information.

What happens if an MBIWD consumers loses his/her job?
MBIWD consuemrs that lose theri job will have up to six months of MBIWD coverage if they meet certain conditions. 

If you have any questions regarding Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities you can contact a caseworker with the Recovery program at 419-841-7701.

 

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