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Waiver Programs and Services

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR WAIVER SERVICES?

Pennsylvania residents must be “waiver eligible” to qualify. This includes all adults 60 years or older, or those 18 and older with medical condition(s) certain disabilities a person with an intellectual or developmental disability receiving services beyond supports coordination through the Department of Human Services’ Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). Children 17 and younger- and Veterans, are  also eligible for waiver services. Call P&S- today and we will help evaluate and assist to determine waiver eligibility for free!

 
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​Home and Community-Based Services

Long Term Care (LTC) services include both Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) and LTC Facility Services. A person who has a medical need for LTC services may choose which program to participate in.

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Services

  • Support Coordination

  • Nursing Home Prevention

  • Personal Care Assistance

  • Adaptive Modification

  • Durable Medical Equipment

  • Hot/Frozen Meal Service

  • Non-Medical Transportation

  • Personal Emergency Response Unit

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What is waiver services?

A waiver program allows the state to waive some requirements to meet the needs of individuals. For example, a waiver may help a person with an increased likelihood of requiring long-term care, such as those with behavioral issues or technologically dependent children.

What is an ODP waiver?

The four waivers offered by ODP are the Adult Autism Waiver, the Consolidated Waiver, the Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waiver, and the Community Living Waiver. To find more information on each of these waivers, please see the following: The Adult Autism Waiver. The Consolidated Waiver.

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WHAT ARE THE INCOME AND RESOURCE LIMITS FOR LTSS ACT 150 WAIVER?

  • For home- and community-based services (HCBS), an individual is income-eligible if gross monthly income is within 300 percent of the Federal Benefit Rate (FBR). A gross monthly income of $2,313 (2019) or less is considered income-eligible.

  • An individual is resource-eligible if total countable resources are at or below $2,000, after a $6,000 standard automatic disregard from the total countable resources of the applicant.

  • Examples of countable resources include assets such as cash (including checking and savings accounts), stocks, bonds, investments, and retirement plan assets