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Housing, Medicaid and Social Security

Maintaining your benefits when transitioning to independent living is possible with the right planning. It is important to consider all of your assets and benefits when developing your housing plan. By understanding the interaction between housing, Medicaid and Social Security income, we can ensure your living arrangement and expenses are financed in ways that do not disqualify you from or interrupt your benefits. A Housing Support Services specialist will assist you in navigating these areas and help you make informed decisions.

Social Security

When you are planning to move into independent living, there are many things to think about within the Social Security System. If you have Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you should consider how paying for your home might affect your benefits.

Maryland Medicaid Waivers

Maryland has a number of Medicaid waivers that serve different populations. Each waiver has separate eligibility criteria as well. Learn more by reading a brief description of each of Maryland’s Medicaid waivers.

Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS)

In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the HCBS Settings Rule. This rule requires that every state ensure that services delivered to seniors and people with disabilities living in the community – outside of institutions – meet minimum standards for integration, access to community life, choice, autonomy and other important consumer protections.