- The Day Support Waiver is available only to individuals who are on the statewide waiting list for the Intellectual Disability (ID) Waiver.
- The Day Support Waiver has “slots” that are funded by the Virginia General Assembly. Individuals using this waiver must have a funded slot in order to participate, and there is currently a waiting list for this program. For information about how long the waiting list is, call your local community services board (CSB); a case manager there can explain the waiting list and the process the CSB uses to fill the slots as they become available.
The Day Support Waiver provides community services for individuals who are six (6) years of age or younger who are at developmental risk and individuals who are over the age of six (6) years and have intellectual disability and are on the statewide waiting list for the ID Waiver. Individuals who are on the “non-urgent” as well as the “urgent” portions of the ID Waiver waiting list are eligible in order of their “date of need,” which is the date the individual is found to meet ID Waiver criteria and is willing to begin services within 30 days.
As with all Medicaid-funded services, there are also financial eligibility criteria.
- Have you been diagnosed with an intellectual disability (once called mental retardation); and
- Are home and community based services critical to help you live in your home and community?
If you think that you might qualify for the Day Support Waiver, contact your local community services board (CSB). To find information on-line, visit the VirginiaNavigator website, select “Community Services Boards,” and put in your zip code. After you contact the Community Services Board, a support coordinator / case manager will schedule a meeting with you to assess your needs. Click the linkto view the assessment instrument that will be used (the Level of Functioning Survey). For more information on the ID Waiver, visit the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Office of Developmental Services.
For more information about this and other Medicaid Waiver programs, look on-line at the Department of Medical Assistance Services or contact the Medicaid Mentor Program (toll free) at 1-866-323-1088 or 757-461-8007.