Mississippi

Mississippi currently has a TEFRA program and three HCBS 1915(c) waivers that serve children. All programs waive parent income. See their Long Term Care page for an overview of Home and Community Based Services. A previous PRTF waiver for children with serious emotional disturbance has been converted to MYPAC, a state-based program.

Mississippi also has two adult-only waivers, Elderly and Disabled and Assisted Living.

Mississippi Advocacy Organizations:

Programs in Mississippi

DISABLED CHILD LIVING AT HOME
  • Target Population: Children who would otherwise require care in an institution with any type of disability, including medical, developmental, intellectual, or psychiatric conditions.
  • Ages: 0-18
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility, Nursing Facility, Hospital
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the program is based on the child's income only.  
  • Waiver Type: TEFRA
  • Spots: unlimited
  • Expiration Date: NA
  • Description: Provides Medicaid coverage only.
  • Online State Information: Disabled Child Living at Home Program
  • How to Apply: Apply at your local Medicaid office. You must complete the Medicaid application, the Disabled Child Questionnaire, and the Medicaid Certification for Disabled Child Living at Home.
  • Waiting List: none
INDEPENDENT LIVING
  • Target Population: Teens and adults with physical or other health disabilities.
  • Ages: 16+
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 5800
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides case management, personal care attendant, FMS, environmental accessibility adaptation, specialized medical equipment and supplies, and transition assistance for aged individuals (ages 65 yrs - no max age) and physically disabled and other disabilities (ages 16-64).
  • Online State Information: Independent Living Waiver
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact Long Term Care at 1-800-421-2408 or 1-601-359-6141, or contact the Department of Rehabilitation Services at 1-800-443-1000.
  • Waiting List: Mississippi has 576 people with physical disabilities and 1801 people with developmental disabilities on its waiting list.
INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES/DD
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. 
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 2500
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2018
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides day services-adults, in-home nursing respite, prevocational, supervised living, support coordination, supported employment, supported living, specialized medical supplies, therapy services, behavior support, community respite, crisis intervention, crisis support, home and community supports, host home, job discovery, transition assistance for individuals with autism, DD, and IID, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Intellectual Disabilities/DD Waiver
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact Mental Health at 1-877-210-8513 or 1-601-359-1288, or contact the Division of Medicaid at: 1-800-421-2408 or 601-359-9545.
  • Waiting List: Mississippi has 576 people with physical disabilities and 1801 people with developmental disabilities on its waiting list.
TBI/SPINAL CORD INJURY

Note: This waiver appears to now be a combined 1915(c) waiver with a 1915(b4) managed care waiver.

  • Target Population: Children and adults with brain or spinal cord injuries.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)/1915(b4)
  • Spots: 3600
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2020
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides case management, personal care attendant, respite, environmental accessibility adaptations, specialized medical equipment and supplies, transition assistance services for individuals physically disabled and brain injury, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: TBI/Spinal Cord Injury Waiver
  • Official Federal Information: 1915(c) and 1915(b4)
  • How to Apply: Contact Long Term Care at 1-800-421-2408 or 1-601-359-6141, or contact the Department of Rehabilitation Services at 1-800-443-1000.
  • Waiting List: Mississippi has 19 people with TBI/SCI, 576 people with physical disabilities and 1801 people with developmental disabilities on its waiting list.
OTHER PROGRAMS