Income Eligibility Changes Made to the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and the Office Of AIDS-Health Insurance Premium Payment (OAHIPP) Program.

Important income eligibility changes have been made to AIDS DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (“ADAP”) and OFFICE OF AIDS- HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM PAYMENT (“OAHIPP”) program.  Because of these changes, many more people may be eligible for these programs, and eligibility may discontinue for others. Your help is needed to inform the community of these changes.

 

As of June 24, 2015, the income eligibility criteria for ADAP/OAHIPP has changed to individuals with a Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) that does not exceed 500% of the Federal Poverty Level per year based on family size and household income. Now, single individuals with a MAGI of no more than $58,850 per year may be eligible for ADAP/OA-HIPP. For a household of two, the income limit is $79,650. Previously, the maximum qualifying income limit was $50,000 adjusted gross income per person. The old rule did not consider family size or household income.

 

Partners at SF City Clinic, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and Positive Resource Center have developed a messaging campaign involving print and social media to inform the community of these changes. The social media campaign will launch on September 17th.

 

To help spread the message about changes to ADAP/OAHIPP, please update your organization’s website(s), blog, post to Facebook, and tweet about the changes on September 17th. The planning team has developed specific language and messaging materials including a graphic for your use. Those materials will be emailed to you in the coming weeks.

 

For more information about the messaging campaign or changes to ADAP and OAHIPP, please contact our Equal Access to Healthcare Program’s Supervising Attorney, Chuan Teng, Esq., at chuant@positiveresource.org or 415-972-0821.