State Waiver Resources / Posted 12 months ago / 488 views
The Community Pathways Waiver is administered by the Developmental Disabilities Administration and provides services and supports in the community for individuals with developmental disabilities. Services are delivered under the self-directed or traditional service delivery models provided by qualified providers (i.e., individuals, community- based service agencies, vendors and entities) throughout the state.
Services that may be provided include:
• Assistive technology and services
• Behavioral support services
• Career exploration
• Community development services
• Community living — enhanced supports • Community living — group home
• Day habilitation
• Employment discovery and customization • Employment services
• Environmental assessment
• Environmental modifications
• Family and peer mentoring supports
• Family caregiver training and empowerment • Fiscal management services*
• Housing support services
• Individual and family directed goods and services*
No age limitation.
Eligibility for Medicaid depends on an individual’s income and assets. Individuals are encouraged to apply so that financial eligibility may be determined.
Individuals must meet the level of care required to qualify for services in an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Contact your Developmental Disabilities Administration Regional Office:
Maryland Medicaid offers home and community-based services for:
Maryland Medicaid’s home and community-based services are offered through the regular Medicaid program and special Medicaid programs called “waivers.” Each waiver has different eligibility criteria and target a different population, such as older adults or people with a certain disability.
Who is eligible for waiver services?
Individuals must meet medical, financial, and technical criteria to qualify for Medicaid-funded services. This guide outlines the basic eligibility criteria for each waiver program.
Financial eligibility is based on both income and assets. Certain waiver programs may accept individuals with a different level of income than other traditional Medicaid programs. In these waivers, the monthly income limit in 2019 is $2,313. Assets may not exceed $2,000 or $2,500, depending on eligibility category. The income standard is updated annually.
Income includes, but is not limited to:
• Wages, social security benefits, veteran’s benefits, pensions, annuities,
self-employment income, and disability benefits.
Assets include, but are not limited to:
• Cash, bank accounts, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and life insurance.
An individual’s home value may also be considered when calculating assets.
Individuals should not try to determine eligibility for waiver programs or any other Medical Assistance program based
on the information provided in this website, but should contact agency for eligibility determinization.. Trained Eligibility
Case Managers make the final eligibility determination.
Medical and functional needs will be assessed during the application process. For some programs, a trained professional can go to an individual’s home to assess health status and need for services.
Most waivers target a specific age group or persons with a particular disability. Maryland Medicaid programs are available only to Maryland residents.