Participants in the HCBS Waiver are developmentally disabled individuals of any age. HCBS participants are usually already involved with ARC (Alternatives Resources Choices) or OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities).
Regarding eligibility - children are treated as separate and apart from their parents and only the child’s income and resources (if any) are documented.
For eligibility participants must:
Be 18 to 64 years old
Be able to be served with the funds and services available under the HCBS/TBI waiver and New York State Medicaid
Be eligible for nursing facility level of care
Be enrolled in the Medicaid program
Choose to live in the community rather than a nursing facility
Have a diagnosis of TBI or a related diagnosis
Have an in-patient stay of at least 30 days
Have or find a living arrangement that meets the person's needs
HCBS/TBI Waiver Services
Community integration counseling
Community transition services
Independent living skills training and development