Individuals diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness, a diagnosed chronic condition, or who are active on the solid organ or soft tissue transplant waiting list may be eligible for the Specialized Recovery Services (SRS) program. Services available through the SRS program include recovery management, individualized placement and support, and peer support. Individuals eligible for the SRS program also receive full Medicaid coverage.
You may be eligible for the SRS program if:
- You have income below $2,349 per month ($28,188 per year);
- You are 21 years of age or older;
- You have been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness, are actively on the solid or soft transplant waiting list or have a diagnosed chronic condition, which includes certain malignancies, HIV/AIDS or immune deficiencies, end stage renal disease (ESRD), sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia or if you have had a previous organ transplant;
- You need help with medical appointments and/or activities of daily living;
- You have been determined to meet the definition of disability used by the Social Security Administration for purposes of SSI or SSDI (this does not apply if you are under 65 with ESRD, or over 65 with certain diagnosed chronic conditions or actively on the solid or soft transplant waiting list); and
- You do not live in a nursing facility, hospital or similar setting.
If you are eligible, you may get these Medicaid-covered services in addition to your current Medicaid health care coverage:
- Recovery Management - Assistance developing a plan of care specific to your needs
- Individual Placement and Support (IPS) - Supported Employment - Help finding and keeping a job
- Peer Support - Support from others with similar life experiences