Support Services Waiver Information
Support Services Waiver -- or simply waiver -- is a shortened term for the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Program. This program provides funding for supports and services to help you to live in your home and community. Waivers offer an array of services and benefits such as choice of qualified providers, due process and health and safety assurances.
The name waiver comes from the fact that the federal government "waives" Medical Assistance/Medicaid rules for institutional care in order for Pennsylvania to use the same funds to provide supports and services for people closer to home in their own communities.
The Aging Waiver provides long-term care services to qualified older Pennsylvanians living in their homes and communities.
The AIDS Waiver provides home and community based services to eligible persons age 21 or older who have symptomatic HIV Disease or AIDS.
Attendant Care Waiver\Act 150 Program
Information for mentally-alert Pennsylvanians with physical disabilities.
Home and community-based program developed for individuals who experience a medically determinable diagnosis of traumatic brain injury.
The Independence Waiver provides services to persons with physical disabilities to allow them to live in the community and remain as independent as possible.
The OBRA Waiver provides services to persons with severe developmental physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy or similar conditions.