The Specialized Recovery Services (SRS) program was created in August of 2016, and initially served individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) who have income up to 300% of Federal Benefit Rate (FBR).
The program expanded in July 2017 to also include individuals with a diagnosed chronic condition (DCC), e.g., HIV/AIDS, end stage renal disease (ESRD), sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis, and hemophilia, or who are active on the solid organ or soft tissue transplant waiting list.
Beginning on July 1, 2018, the program made key eligibility changes, including removing the requirement for receipt of SSI/SSDI benefits as a condition of eligibility, and removing disability determinations for DCC individuals over-65 and for ESRD individuals regardless of age (SSA disability is still required for the SPMI and DCC under-65 populations).
Access Qualifying Diagnosis Appendix
Eligibility Criteria Checklist