Medical Assistance (MA) Home and Community-Based waivers allow people with disabilities to live in their own homes rather than an institution (like a nursing home or hospital). They do this by providing services needed to support people in their homes, their work places, and in their communities.
There are four disability waiver programs in Minnesota:
Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver This waiver serves people with developmental disabilities or related conditions who need the level of care normally provided in an intermediate care facility for persons with developmental disabilities (ICF/DD).
Brain Injury (BI) Waiver This waiver provides services to people with a documented brain injury who need neurobehavioral hospital or nursing facility level of care.
Waiver Basics e-learning
This course will introduce you to the foundations of waivers, what they are, who is eligible, how to access them and what services are covered. Approximate time to complete: Less than 30 minutes