Qualify for the MFP Demonstration

Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration

To qualify for the MFP Demonstration an individual must:

Currently live in a nursing  facility, chronic disease or rehabilitation hospital (including a public health hospital), intermediate care facility for people with intellectual disabilities, or certain psychiatric hospital settings, for at least 90 consecutive days, excluding Medicare rehabilitation days.

The individual must also:

  • Be 18 years old or older and have a disability, or be age 65 or older;
  • Receive MassHealth benefits at least one day prior to discharge;
  • Sign an MFP Informed Consent Form indicating a willingness to participate; and
  • Move into an MFP-qualified residence in the community.

A qualified residence includes:

  • a home owned or leased by the individual or the individual’s family member;
  • an apartment with an individual lease;
  • a community-based residential setting in which no more than four unrelated individuals reside; or
  • an assisted living residence that has an apartment with separate living, sleeping, bathing and cooking areas, lockable access and egress, and meets other criteria.


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