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Montana State Medicaid Waiver Program Application Guide

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  • Montana State Medicaid Waiver Program Application Guide

    Waiver #1: Comprehensive Waiver

    Who Can Apply?

    Circumstance/Diagnosis: Any child or adult who is diagnosed with either an intellectual and/or developmental disability (this includes autism). The state requires that individuals need an intermediate care facility level of care to qualify. This just means that the individual is unable to get through their day without a lot of supervision. You can view more specific eligibility requirements HERE

    Income: Income eligibility is only based on the child’s income and not the parents income. This means that your child is financially eligible for the waiver if they don’t have an income.

    What do I get?

    You can view a complete list of services and explanations of what is covered HERE.

    How do I apply?

    Contact your Developmental Disabilities Program Regional Office

    What does the Goally Team Think?

    It takes about 3 years to get off the waiver waitlist in Montana. No parent should have to wait that long. Additionally their website has very little information on what the waiver actually does or how to apply for it. Please call your Developmental Disabilities Program Regional Office and rely on them to get the information you need. There is another medicaid waiver (Big Sky) that you may qualify for if your child has more intensive needs. The waitlist could be shorter and you would receive more services with this waiver.

    Goally Waiver Scorecard

    Website clarity and ease of navigation: 1/5
    Access and requirements of qualification: 1/5
    Healthcare coverage: 3/5

    Other online resources for Montana:

    Check out Montana’s Developmental Disabilities Program, individuals older than 16 can receive free case management services.
    Montana Autism Center has informational and educational resources as well as state policy updates.
    Parents, Let’s Unit for Kids is a parent to parent network dedicated to supporting families with special needs in Montana.

    Telephone Resources

    Developmental Disabilities Program General Line -- 406-444-2995
    Last edited by Nate; 07-08-2020, 11:32 PM.