Disability and Alice Krengel, 823 Allen, WSP
DHS CM Definition of Disability:
to engage in substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determined
physical or mental impairment that can be expected to last for a continuous
period of not less than 12 months. To be eligible for one of the waiver
programs, the Social Security Administration or the State Medical Review
Team (SMRT) must certify the person as disabled.
Disability Determination: Person must meet the disability definition from the Social Security Administration to be eligible to receive MA benefits as a disabled person. A person may also be certified disabled by the Social Security Administration or State Medical Review Team (SMRT).
CM Definition of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI):
Program under RSDI that provides cash payments to individuals who have a
disability, have worked a certain number of quarters or had a parent or
spouse that worked a certain number of quarters and paid Federal Insurance
Contributions Act (FICA).
Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Federal program that pays monthly cash benefits to persons who:
Are age 65 years or older, blind or have a disability and
Have limited resources and income
Children who are blind or disabled can also receive SSI benefits. Social Security looks at how the disability of the child affects their everyday life to determine if the child is eligible for the monthly cash benefits.
CM Definition of Severe Emotional
Disturbance (SED): Child/Adult who has an emotional disturbance and meets
one of the following conditions:
Has been admitted for inpatient or residential treatment within the last three years, or is at risk of being admitted
Is a Minnesota resident and is receiving inpatient or residential treatment for an emotional disturbance through the interstate compact
Has been determined by a mental health professional to have one of the following:
1. A psychosis or clinical depression
2. A risk of harming self or others as a result of emotional disturbance
3. Psychopathological symptoms as a result of being a victim of physical/sexual abuse or psychic trauma within the past year
Has been determined by a mental health professional to have, as a result of an emotional disturbance, a significantly impaired home, school or community functioning that lasted at least one year or is at risk of lasting at least one year