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- What is the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP)?
- Income Eligibility
What is the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP)?
The Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP) ensures that people living with HIV/AIDS in Maryland have access to certain medications they need to help them stay healthy. MADAP currently serves on average 5,900 clients each month. Clients approved for MADAP must re-apply for the program annually. Continual eligibility must be confirmed every 6 months. Clients enrolled in MADAP can use MADAP to receive their medications at any of the approximately 1,636 pharmacies that accept Maryland Medical Assistance (Medicaid). There is no co-pay at the Pharmacy when using MADAP. However, there may be a monthly participation fee, depending on your income.
MADAP is primarily funded through the Ryan White CARE Act, which sets out the criteria that programs must meet to receive funding. The Health Resources & Services Administration website contains the language of the act, as well as fact sheets on the impact of AIDS on various populations.
Individuals who meet the following criteria may be eligible:
- Are Maryland residents,
- Have medical proof of HIV infection,
- Are not eligible for Medicaid, and
- Meet the income guidelines below.
Read the Regulations: Code of Md. Regulations 10.18.05*
To be eligible, your gross household income must be at or below 500% of the current Federal Poverty Level. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services updates the federal poverty guidelines annually.
Read the Regulations: Code of Md. Regulations, 10.18.05.02
Application information, including forms, are available on the program website.
Contact the program at 410-767-6535 (1-800-205-6308) for more information.
Read the Regulation: Code of Md. Regulations, 10.18.05.03
If you are denied eligibility for the services covered by the program, you will be notified in writing of the decision and the reason(s) for the denial and will be given instructions as to how you may appeal the decision.
Read the Regulation: Code of Md. Regulations, 10.18.05.05