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Understanding 1619(b) Briefing Paper

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Section 1619(b) of the Social Security Act provides one of the most powerful work incentives currently available for SSI recipients. 1619(b) offers continued Medicaid to those eligible working individuals whose earned income is too high to qualify for SSI cash payments, but not high enough to offset the loss of Medicaid. This document will assist Benefit Specialists to understand the eligibility and process of utilizing Section 1619(b).