Three Different Waivers
Eligibility: Individuals must be willing and able to self-direct at least one waiver service, be able to have their health and welfare needs met through the SELF waiver, need of at least one SELF waiver service, be Medicaid eligible, and have an ICF level of care. There are no age requirements for eligibility.
Eligibility: Individuals must meet be Medicaid-eligible and have an ICF level of care – there are no age requirements.
Eligibility: Individuals must meet Medicaid eligibility criteria and have an ICF level of care – there are no age requirements.
Medicaid is a federal program that allows eligible individuals with low income to receive needed health-related services. Funding is made possible with a combination of federal and state dollars. Services are unique to each State approved under what is called a State Plan.
Home and Community-based Waivers are Medicaid funding that provides additional services and supports to eligible individuals, beyond what is offered through the State Plan, to help individuals to live in community settings of their choice with supports instead of an institution. Funding is made possible through a combination of federal, state, and local levy dollars.
Created to help people understand their options around waiver services and intermediate care facilities, the Residential Options Counseling Pamphlet provides county boards with information to share with individuals and their families when responding to inquiries about residential services. The Residential Options Counseling Pamphlet also meets the requirement for annual planning for residents of intermediate care facilities, transition planning for residents of licensed residential facilities, and information to be used by county boards for pre-admission counseling. For more information please see the following Ohio Codes : ORC 5124.69, OAC 5123:2-3-03, ORC 5124.68, and ORC 5126.047.
As county boards complete the Ohio Assessment for Immediate Need and Current Need for people with disabilities, the following videos will illustrate how a person or family member can set up a DODD Portal account and how to view their completed assessment.