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.
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