Waivers may be the most important benefit you can get to support your child or family member throughout their life.
They offer extra support services for kids and adults with disabilities, so they can live at home instead of in a residential facility. The services help with things like self-care, respite care, special equipment, engaging with the community or finding employment for adults.
If you have a child with a disability, it’s always worth seeing if you qualify for a waiver. It can be a huge help by giving them services in the future. We can’t promise that you’ll get the perfect waiver, but we can tell you how to apply and how to make the best case for what your family member needs.
Choose one of these Guides, depending on your situation:
How to Apply for Medicaid Waivers
We’ll show you what they offer and how to apply.
What to Do While You’re Waiting for a Waiver
The waitlist for Waivers can be more than 10 years long. If you’re on the waitlist, this Guide gives you tips on what you can do to find some help while you’re waiting, and how to make sure you don’t miss your chance if they offer you a waiver.
How to Set up a Good Plan of Care
If you get off the waitlist and are offered a waiver, this Guide will tell you what to expect and how to set up the best services for your family member.
Like all our free Guides, the Exceptional Lives Medicaid Waivers Guide is written in plain, easy-to-understand language. Click the button below to get started!
This Guide includes information specific to Louisiana. If you live in another state, you may still find this Guide useful.