Waivers are one funding stream for services. By braiding together multiple funding sources, such as local county board of developmental disability levy funds and Ohio Medicaid benefits,
a person with developmental disabilities may be able to have their service needs met without a waiver.
Learn more about the types of waivers available to someone with a developmental disability.
Currently, anyone can request to be on the Waiting List. There is no tool to...
Currently anyone can request to be on the Waiting List. There is no tool to assess need and no eligibility criteria.
Today, Ohio’s waiting list could be viewed as a “just in case” option for people...
Today, Ohio’s Waiting List could be viewed as a “just in case” option for people who think they might need services in the future. This means that people can be on the list for years without receiving waiver services, even if they need services during that time. The proposed changes to the Waiting List give families the option to ask for help when they need it and require county boards to follow up with people on the Waiting List regularly.
You may not need a different waiver to get the services that you are seeking. Often...
You may not need a different waiver to get the services that you are seeking. Often, a person on the Waiting List who asks for a specific waiver funding stream, such as an Individual Options or IO Waiver, is currently accessing services to meet their needs through a combination of other funding streams. People can request additional or new services through their waiver and their service and support administrator or SSA, can explain if another waiver is necessary to fund those services or if other funding is available.
The department is working to provide more and improved information about waivers and services to help people better understand their options with or without a waiver.
The goal of the Waiting List is to identify people with unmet needs so that new resources...
There is a lot of confusion about the Waiting List, and there has been some misinformation that has directed people to request to be added to the Waiting List, even if they are receiving the services they need.
The goal of Waiting List redesign work is to identify people who currently have unmet needs that could only be addressed through waiver funding and to be able to address the most urgent or significant needs in a more timely manner.