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General Overview

The Medicaid Waiver program is funded by Medicaid and utilizes home and community based services. The applicant must qualify for institutional care. Placement is waived for home care.

Individuals must have Medicaid for the aged (Medicaid category A), be blind (Medicaid category B), be on AFDC (Medicaid category C) or be determined to be disabled by the Medical Review Team (MRT) by the Medicaid office (Medicaid category D). People who are receiving their Medicaid benefit under Hoosier Healthwise are not eligible to receive Medicaid waiver services, unless their Medicaid category is changed at their request.

Senate Bill 30 allows parental income/resources to be disregarded when determining Medicaid eligibility for children under the age of 18 who are being considered for any of the Waivers.

Types of Waivers

  • Aged and Disabled Waiver
  • Diversion Waiver
  • Developmental Disabilities Waiver
  • Autism Waiver
  • Medically Fragile Waiver for children
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver
  • Assisted Living Waiver
  • Support Services Waiver

Medicaid Eligibility

Individuals must have Medicaid for the aged (Medicaid category A), be blind (Medicaid category B), be on AFDC (Medicaid category C) or be determined to be disabled by the Medical Review Team (MRT) by the Medicaid office (Medicaid category D). People who are receiving their Medicaid benefit under Hoosier Healthwise are not eligible to receive Medicaid waiver services, unless their Medicaid category is changed at their request.

Kinds Of Services Available

Allowable services vary with each waiver, but generally include:

  • Homemaker
  • Home Health Aide
  • Attendant Care
  • Adult Day Care
  • Transportation
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Respite Care
  • Home Modifications
  • Adaptive Aids and Devices
  • and others

How To Apply

Contact Tonya Smith, Options Counselor, by phone at (765) 966-1795 or 800-458-9345 or by email at tshaul@iue.edu.