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Waiver Programs

What is the Medicaid Waiver Program?

  • In-home health care program for Medicaid-eligible individuals
  • Waivers make it possible for the elderly and those with disabilities and chronic conditions to remain active participants in their communities and to have more control of their lives

Who is potentially eligible for the Waiver Program?

  • Individuals receiving or eligible for Medicaid
  • Individuals must have a disability or chronic condition of some sort in order to receive Waiver services
  • Individuals must be residents of Ohio

What services are covered by the Waiver Program?

There are several different types of Waiver Programs.  However, in general, most of them provide services such as:
  • Adult day health care
  • Home-delivered meals
  • Home care attendant
  • Emergency response system
  • Personal care aide
  • Convenience of having services provided at home

What are the different types of Waiver Programs?

  • Assisted Living Waiver
  • Choices Waiver
  • Individual Options (MRDD)
  • Level One Waiver (MRDD)
  • Ohio Home Care Waiver (OHCW)
  • PASSPORT Waiver
  • Transitions Carve Out Waiver (T2)

Are there income and resource (asset) standards for the Waiver Program?

  • Yes.  However, the maximum income and resource standards vary depending on the type of Waiver Program a person applies for. 
  • If an individual or couple's income exceeds the income standards, they may be subject to a "patient liability".  A patient liability is the amount an individual or couple must pay each month in order to receive Waiver services

How do I apply for the Waiver Program?

Where can I go for more information?