Human Services

CHAPTER 40-8.7
Health Care Assistance for Working People With Disabilities

SECTION 40-8.7-4

§ 40-8.7-4. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the term:

(1) "Individual with a disability" means a person who has been designated, but without regard to his or her ability to engage in substantial gainful activity, as specified in the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 423(d)(4), as a totally and permanently disabled individual by the Social Security Administration or the Rhode Island Medicaid program, pursuant to an application for benefits under Title II, Title XVI or Title XIX of the Social Security Act, regardless of current receipt of cash benefits under the Social Security Act.

(2) "Employed" means the individual with disabilities is engaged in a work effort that meets substantial and reasonable threshold criteria for hours of work, wages, or other measures, as defined by the department of human services and as permitted by federal law.

(3) "Employment support services" means activities needed to sustain paid work including: benefits counseling; supervision; job coaching; vocational evaluation; case management; job development; customized employment; job training; transportation; training; tools; equipment; and technology, subject to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approval.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2004, ch. 343, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 354, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 241, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 253, § 1.)