The Home and Community Based Waiver for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (DD Waiver) provides funding for certain home and community-based services for children and adults with Developmental Disabilities.
This waiver program includes all MA covered services including home care services, if they are necessary to assure health and safety of an individual.
Covered services include:
Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver provides funding for certain home and community-based services for children and adults with DD.
Eligibility for the DD Waiver is determined by a screening by the county called a DD Screening. To be eligible for the DD Waiver, a person must meet all these criteria: be a Medical Assistance recipient or be eligible for MA; be determined to have mental retardation or a related condition; be determined to likely require the level of care provided to individuals in an intermediate care facility for persons with mental retardation or related conditions (ICF/MR); and make an informed choice requesting home and community-based services instead of ICF/MR services.
There are no fees attached to waiver enrollment, however families of children may be required to pay a parental fee for services depending on family income.