The California Working Disabled (CWD) program is designed to encourage and
support people with disabilities to participate in the workforce while
still qualifying for Medi-Cal's health insurance benefits. Because of this
program, people with disabilities donít have to choose between work and
Medi-Cal; they can have both. Also, contrary to the common assumption that
being on Medi-Cal equals poverty, people in California's Working Disabled
program can earn an income and build their assets.