Community Support Waiver
The Community Support Waiver began in July 2003, for persons who have a place to live in the community, usually with family. However, the family in unable to provide all the other services and supports the person requires, which may include 24-hour care or supervision, seven days a week. This waiver has an individual annual cap on the total amount of services a person can receive of $22,000. The person must meet ICF/MR level of care and must be at risk of needing ICF/MR services if waiver services are not provided.
In FY 2009, the Community Support Waiver was approved to serve up to 1,217 individuals at an approximate average cost of $8,800.