Ohio

Ohio currently has five home and community based 1915(c) waivers that serve children. All serve both children and adults. Three waive parent income for eligibility, but the parental deeming is unknown for the other two programs. See Ohio's HCBS Waivers page for more information.

Ohio also has several adult-only waivers, including Passport, Choices, Assisted Living, Transitions II Aging Carve Out, and Integrated Care Delivery System.

Advocacy Organizations in Ohio:

Programs in Ohio

HOME CARE
  • Target Population: Children and adults with physical or other health disabilities.
  • Ages: 0-59
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility; Hospital
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 9800
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides adult day health center services, personal care aide, emergency response services, home care attendant, home delivered meals, home mods, out-of-home respite, supplemental adaptive and assistive device services, supplemental transportation, and waiver nursing services for individuals with physical disabilities, ages 0-59.
  • Online State Information: Home Care Waiver
  • How to Apply: Contact your County Office. You will be assigned case management through Carestar.
  • Waiting List: Ohio has 59,708 people on waiting lists.
INDIVIDUAL OPTIONS
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • 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: 24,400
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides homemaker/personal care, respite, adaptive and assistive equipment, adult family living, adult foster care, community respite, environmental accessibility adaptations, habilitation-adult day support, habilitation-vocational habilitation, home delivered meals, homemaker/personal care-daily billing unit, interpreter, non-medical transportation, nutrition, remote monitoring equipment, remote monitoring, residential respite, social work, supported employment-adapted equipment, supported employment-community, supported employment-enclave, transportation for individuals with IID/DD, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Individual Options from the Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • How to Apply: Contact your County Board for Developmental Disabilities.
  • Waiting List: Ohio has 59,708 people on waiting lists.
TRANSITIONS DD

Note: This waiver is being phased out. All recipients will be transferred to other waivers by 2017.

  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: unknown
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: phase out
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2020
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides adult day health center services, personal care aide services, emergency response, home delivered meals, home mods, out-of-home respite, supplemental adaptive and assistive devices, supplemental transportation, and waiver nursing services for individuals with autism, IID, DD, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Transitions DD Waiver
  • How to Apply: Not applicable -- phase out
  • Waiting List: Ohio has 59,708 people on waiting lists.
SELF EMPOWERED LIFE FUNDING (SELF)
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: unknown
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 3500
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2020
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides community inclusion, residential respite, supported employment-enclave, participant-directed goods and services, participant/family stability assistance, support brokerage, clinical/therapeutic intervention, community respite, functional behavioral assessment, habilitation-adult day support, habilitation-vocational habilitation, integrated employment, non-medical transportation, remote monitoring equipment, and remote monitoring for individuals with IID/DD, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: SELF Waiver 
  • How to Apply: Contact your County Board for Developmental Disabilities.
  • Waiting List: Ohio has 59,708 people on waiting lists.
LEVEL ONE
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • 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: 19,200
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides homemaker/personal care, institutional respite, specialized medical equipment and supplies, community respite, environmental accessibility adaptations, habilitation adult day support, habilitation vocational habilitation, home delivered meals, informal respite, non-medical transportation, PERS, remote monitoring equipment, remote monitoring, residential respite, supported employment-adapted equipment, supported employment-community, supported employment-enclave, transportation for individuals with IID/DD, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Level One from DODD
  • How to Apply: Contact your County Board for Developmental Disabilities.
  • Waiting List: Ohio has 59,708 people on waiting lists.
OTHER PROGRAMS