AHCCCS Freedom to Work

The AHCCCS Freedom to Work program lets Arizonans with a disability work and earn up to $5,143 per month. If you get AHCCCS Freedom to Work, you may have to pay a small monthly premium of $35 or less.

To qualify for AHCCCS Freedom to Work, you must be working and paying federal taxes, be between the ages of 16 – 64, and be certified disabled by the Social Security Administration. Read DB101’s article on AHCCCS Freedom to Work for detailed information on eligibility requirements and to find out how AHCCCS Freedom to Work interacts with other benefits programs.

AHCCCS Freedom to Work Prescription Benefits

With AHCCCS Freedom to Work benefits, you will only have to pay a small $2.30 copayment for most prescription drugs.

You do not need to make copayments if you are:

  • Less than 19 years old
  • A child eligible to get services from the Children's Rehabilitative Services (CRS) program
  • A pregnant woman
  • Enrolled with American Indian Health Program (AIHP)
  • Diagnosed as Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI) by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)
  • An Acute Care AHCCCS member who is temporarily residing in a nursing home or residential facilities, if your medical condition would otherwise require hospitalization, or
  • In hospice care.

AHCCCS Freedom to Work and Medicare Part D

If you are eligible for both AHCCCS Freedom to Work and Medicare, you should sign up for both.

It will help you to have AHCCCS Freedom to Work and Medicare Part D at the same time because:

  • With AHCCCS Freedom to Work, you will automatically qualify for the Part D Low Income Subsidy.
  • The Low Income Subsidy means you may not have to pay a premium for your Part D or any deductibles, including the donut hole.
  • All you would pay for prescription drugs are Part D’s copayments, which range from $1.25 to $8.50.

To learn more, read DB101’s detailed information on the Part D Low Income Subsidy.