About Medicaid Waivers

Applying for a Medicaid Waiver could be one of the most important things you do to get support throughout your life.

Waivers are a part of Medicaid, which is a state-funded health insurance. They're also called Home and Community-Based Waivers. 

If you can live at home, but only with support, the waivers give that support. You can apply even if you don't have Medicaid now. 

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What kinds of services?

  • Help with independent skills
  • Specialized equipment
  • Employment training and support 
  • Help taking part in community activities
  • There may be a wait. It depends on how urgently you need the services.
  • Waivers provide services for children and adults

If there is any chance you or a family might need support services at some point, it's worth getting on the list! 

Sources: Medicaid, LDH