AHCCCS Freedom to Work Eligibility for Young People

AHCCCS Freedom to Work offers health coverage to people with disabilities who get jobs. If you have a disability, get a job and are making too much money to get Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) coverage, you might be able to keep your AHCCCS coverage by getting AHCCCS Freedom to Work.

To qualify for AHCCCS Freedom to Work, you must:

  • Live in Arizona
  • Be a U.S. citizen or meet specific noncitizen requirements
  • Have a Social Security Number or apply for one
  • Be certified disabled according to Social Security's rules
  • Be working, paying Social Security and Medicare taxes
  • Be at least 16 years old, but under 65 years old
  • Not be eligible for standard AHCCCS coverage, including 1619(b)
  • Pay a monthly premium (The premium depends on your income, up to a maximum of $35).

AHCCCS Freedom to Work is a great option if you like your current AHCCCS coverage and get a job. You don’t have to be afraid you will lose your health coverage!

How to Apply for AHCCCS Freedom to Work

Apply for AHCCCS Freedom to Work:

  • Online using Health-e-Arizona. Health-e-Arizona lets you apply for other programs, like Nutrition Assistance or TANF Cash Assistance, at the same time.
  • Online using Healthcare.gov, an online one-stop shop where you can learn about your public and private coverage options.
  • Using a paper application the AHCCCS Freedom to Work office can mail you. To ask for an application, call 1-855-432-7587 or 1-602-417-5010.

If you need help completing an application, talk to a Work Incentive Consultant.

No matter how you apply, it is important to know that if you are not eligible for AHCCCS Freedom to Work, you may be able to get MinnesotaCare or private insurance subsidized by the government through tax credits.

For more information, read DB101’s AHCCCS Freedom to Work article.