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Washington State Medicaid Waiver Program Application Guide

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    Medicaid Waivers

    Washington has 3 different waivers that are applicable to goally families. In order to determine which one you should pursue, please call your local Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) office HERE.

    Individual and family services (IFS) supports individuals who require waiver services to remain in the family home. Age Birth+

    Basic Plus supports individuals who require waiver services to meet their assessed health and safety needs in the community. Services are provided in their own home, family home, an adult family home or adult residential center. Age Birth+

    Core waiver offers residential options to individuals at immediate risk of institutional placement or who have an identified health and welfare need for services that cannot be meet by the Basic Plus waiver. Age Birth+

    Who can apply?

    Circumstance/Diagnosis: Any child or adult who is diagnosed with either an intellectual and/or developmental disability (this includes autism). All of these waivers require that individuals need at least 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.

    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 see a full overview of services with explanations on the second page of this brochure

    How do I apply?

    This page will walk you through the whole process. Your first step will be to complete a Request for Information and Services

    What does the Goally Team Think?

    Washington has a pretty great waiver program. The amount of waivers can be daunting at the start, but calling a DDA office should get everything sorted out pretty quickly. The waivers themselves provide all the necessary services and don’t have waitlists.

    Goally Waiver Scorecard

    Website clarity and ease of navigation: 3/5

    Access and requirements of qualification: 5/5

    Healthcare coverage: 4/5

    Other online resources for Washington:

    The Developmental Disabilities Administration webpage has lots of great resources on what kinds of services the state provides.

    Washington State Department of Health has a bunch of resources you may find helpful.

    Autism Society of Washington does lots of great work with connecting passionate parents

    PAVE has lots of articles about autism and other disabilities.

    Telephone Resources

    DDA office by county
    Last edited by Nate; 07-06-2020, 08:33 PM.