Medicaid Waivers

This is a huge benefit that Medicaid offers to people who qualify.

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. 

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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! 

 

  • A Medicaid Waiver could be one of the most important ways to support your family member.  You can get lifelong services as long as you qualify.

  • You can apply even if you don't have Medicaid now. 

Here's what you can do: 

  • See our Medicaid Waivers Guide to learn how to apply, what to do while you're on the wait list, and how to set up a plan of care.

    • Go to Tools at the top of your screen and choose Topics & Guides.

  • A Medicaid Waiver could be one of the most important ways to support your  family member.  You can get lifelong services as long as you qualify.

  • You can apply even if you don't have Medicaid yet.  If you qualify for a Waiver, you will also qualify for Medicaid.

Source: OCDD

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