Waiver programs provide financing for assistance and services that will assist you in maintaining your independence in your home and neighborhood. Waivers provide a wide range of services and advantages, including the ability to select from a pool of qualified providers, the right to due process, and health and safety protections.
The majority of states have developed Medicaid “waiver” programs that have less rigorous income and asset limits than traditional Medicaid. They are meant to meet the requirements of persons with severe impairments who are qualified for long-term institutionalized care but whose families prefer that they continue to live in the community. Home attendant services, day programs, community habilitation, family respite services, and therapy treatments are all examples of what is offered. Individuals who live in small, community-based group homes may be eligible for reimbursement of living expenses in several states.
Awaiting lists for waiver services are notoriously long, and it might take years before an individual is able to get treatment. Therefore, parents should enroll their children on suitable waiver lists as soon as feasible.