What is a Medicaid Waiver?

To receive services through an Ohio Department of DD waiver, a person must be Medicaid eligible and also meet what is known as an ICF/IID Level of Care (LOC).

Individuals are qualified for an ICF/IID LOC when they need supervision and assistance with certain activities of daily living, supervision of medication administration, and assistance and supervision to prevent harm due to a cognitive or physical impairment.

A waiver can also fund services to keep an individual in their own or family home. Upon availability of waivers, the Service and Support Administration (SSA) Department will assist individuals with eligibility, application and coordination of the waiver services.