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Technology Assisted (Tech) Waiver

What makes someone eligible for the Tech Waiver?

The Tech Waiver provides home and community-based services for individuals who depend on technological medical support to survive, need substantial, ongoing skilled nursing care, and would otherwise have to live in a hospital, nursing home, or other institution.


As with all Medicaid-funded services, there are also financial eligibility criteria.


Services offered through the Tech Waiver


If you answer yes to any/all of the following questions you may be eligible for the Tech Waiver.

Next Steps

If you think that you might qualify for the Tech Waiver, contact your local department of social services or local health department. To find information on-line, visit the VirginiaNavigator website, select “Departments of Social Services” or “Health Department,” and put in your zip code. After you contact the department, a nurse and a social worker will schedule a time to meet with you to assess your needs.  If you are in the hospital, a discharge planner may also do this.  To view the assessment instrument that will be used (the Uniform Assessment Instrument or “UAI”), look on-line at


For more information about this and other Medicaid 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.


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