(Formerly EDCD waiver) Here you’ll find assistance on how and where to apply for the CCC Plus waiverA Virginia Medicaid waiver program that provides services to elders and people with physical disabilities in the community (as opposed to in a nursing home) to prevent the premature institutionalization of these groups. Services available via this waiver include assistance with the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), such as bathing, grooming, dressing, light housecleaning, preparation of meals, and monitoring of medications. More, the criterion needed for approval, and what to do after approval is received.
These waivers provide access to comprehensive services and supports to individuals living with developmental and/or intellectual disabilitiesA term used to describe a person with below-average cognitive ability, apparent before age 18, characterized by an IQ score at or below 70 and difficulties with adaptive behaviors. More. Community Service Boards (CSBsIn Virginia, the Community Services Board (CSB) is the public agency within each city and county that plans, organizes and provides services for people of all ages who have mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or intellectual disability. More) throughout Virginia administrate these waivers which are waitlisted.
A federally mandated benefit for Medicaid-eligible individuals under the age of 21, EPSDT provides services needed to identify, diagnose, and treat conditions based on certain federal guidelines. Individuals must qualify financially for Medicaid prior to accessing EPSDT.
Stay up-to-date on Virginia Waivers and DisabilityThe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. This includes people who have a record of such an impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability. It also includes people who do not have a disability but are regarded as having a disability. The ADA also makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person based on that person’s association with a person with a disability. More news, access to Assistive TechnologyProducts, equipment, and systems that enhance learning, working, and daily living for persons with disabilities. More, and more!