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Medicare Waiver Program

Medicaid Waiver Programs are the best long-term help for children and adults with disabilities in Texas!  Call NOW to get on the years-long waiting lists!!

Medicaid Waiver Programs – General information

  • Medicaid Waiver Programs have 10+ years waiting lists!

  • Eligibility based on child’s income (not the parents)

  • Purpose: to keep a person with disabilities living in the community instead of a nursing home or institution.

  • Services may include nursing care, attendant care, respite, therapies, adaptive aids, medical equipment, home modifications, service coordination, pre-vocational services, community living supports, supported employment, assistive technology and more.

  • Family MUST keep their contact information current; call waiting list numbers

  • More information: http://www.dads.state.tx.us/news_info/faqs_fact/index.html


CLASS (Community Living Assistance Support Services)

  • Serves individuals with physical disabilities and related conditions occurring before the age of 21. Individuals with intellectual disabilities may be eligible but not when the primary diagnosis is ID

  •  (877) 438-5658 for information and to get on the waiting list


MDCP (Medically Dependent Children’s Program)

  • Serves children and youth under 21 who have significant medical disabilities

  • (877) 438-5658 for information and to get on the waiting list


HCS (Home and Community-based Services)

  • Serves children and adults who have intellectual disabilities and certain related conditions (includes Autism); must meet functional requirements for Local Authority ID group homes

  • For Austin/Travis Co, (512) 483-5800; for other counties, call (512) 794-9268 to find the nearest Local Authority


CBA (Community Based Alternatives)

  • Serves individuals over the age of 21 with physical disabilities, must meet medical necessity for nursing home care

  • For information and to get on the waiting list call (512) 438-4882.


DB/MD (Deaf-Blind Multiple Disabilities Program)

  • Serves individuals who are deaf and blind and have additional disabilities, over the age of 18 years; Must meet functional eligibility requirements for Local Authority ID group homes

  • For information and to get on the waiting list call (877) 438-5658.


TxHmL (Texas Home Living) Austin/Travis Co. (512) 483-5800

  • Serves children and adults with intellectual disabilities; must meet functional eligibility requirements for Local Authority ID group homes

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