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Available for people using Individual Options, Level One, and SELF waivers

Home-Delivered Meals

This service provides meals that are prepared, packaged, and delivered to a person’s home to accommodate their dietary needs. These can be twice a day for noon and evening meals, and include kosher, therapeutic, and standard meals. 

When to Apply this Service

The person’s service and support administrator, or SSA, will assess them for a need for Home-Delivered Meals. If there is a need, the SSA will include it in the person’s individual service plan.

Because every person has different resources available, there are several options to accommodate dietary support.

Meals need to:

  • be something you need to stay healthy and safe,
  • be delivered daily or weekly for up to 14/week for noon and evening meals,
  • have clear instructions for heating/preparation,
  • follows the rules, guidelines, and orders given to providers of these meals.
  • Each meal contains 1/3 of the daily recommended dietary allowance established by the food and nutrition board.

Providing this Service

Agency and independent providers that have a Medicaid provider agreement and are DODD-certified can provide this service.

Training Requirements for this Service

Providers must complete the initial provider certification and annual training requirements to deliver this service.

Billing and Payment Information

All services must be delivered as specified in the individual service plan and authorized in Payment Authorization for Waiver Services, known as PAWS, to be successfully submitted for payment through eMBS.



Standard meal


Kosher meal


Therapeutic meal   


Rates and limits for Home-Delivered Meals are contained in the service rule's appendix.