Disabled Adult Child Waiver (DAC)

DAC Social Security benefits are received upon the disability, retirement or death of a parent. An individual is eligible for Medicaid as a DAC beneficiary if all of the following criteria are met:

  • The individual became certified blind or certified disabled before reaching the age of 22
  • The individual is at least 18 years old
  • The individual lost SSI benefits on or after July 1, 1987
  • The individual was receiving SSI benefits on the basis of blindness or disability
  • The individual's loss of SSI benefits was the result of entitlement to a DAC benefit or an increase in the benefit

If the criteria were met and the individual would be eligible for SSI benefits if the amount of the initial entitlement or an increase in the DAC benefit were disregarded, the individual would be eligible for Medicaid.