South Carolina

South Carolina currently has seven Medicaid waivers/programs that can serve children, including a TEFRA program and six additional home and community based 1915(c) waivers. All are based only on the child's income, waiving parental income for eligibility. For more information about waivers in South Carolina that serve individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities, see Medicaid Waiver Services from the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. See also South Carolina Medicaid's page on waivers.

South Carolina also has two adult-only waivers, Mechanical Ventilation Dependent and Community Choices.

Advocacy Organizations in South Carolina:

Programs in South Carolina

KATIE BECKETT TEFRA CHILDREN
  • 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: Katie Beckett TEFRA Children
  • How to Apply: Apply for Healthy Connections online and then complete the additional forms for TEFRA.
  • Waiting List: none
COMMUNITY SUPPORTS
  • Target Population: Children and adults with 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: 5090
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2017
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides adult day health care, personal care, respite care, waiver case management, incontinence supplies, adult day health care-nursing, adult day health care-transportation, assistive technology and appliances, behavior support, career preparation, community services, day activity, employment services, environmental mods, in-home support, PERS, private vehicle mods, support center services for individuals with IID, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Community Supports Waiver
  • How to Apply: Call 800-289-7012 or see this Applying for Services page.
  • Waiting List: There are 1296 people with developmental disabilities and 404 children on South Carolina's waiting lists.
MEDICALLY COMPLEX CHILDREN
  • Target Population: Children who are medically fragile or technology dependent.
  • Ages: 0-18
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility, Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 1200
  • Expiration Date: 12/31/2017
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides care coordination, respite (skilled and unskilled), pediatric medical day care, for medically fragile and technology dependent individuals, ages 0-18.
  • Online State Information: MCC Waiver Brochure
  • How to Apply: Call MCC Waiver Intake and Referral at 803-898-2577.
  • Waiting List: There are 1296 people with developmental disabilities and 404 children on South Carolina's waiting lists.
HEAD AND SPINAL CORD INJURY (HASCI WAIVER)
  • Target Population: Children and adults with head, brain, or spinal cord injuries.
  • Ages: 0-64
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility; Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 1395
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2018
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides attendant care/personal assistance, residential habilitation, respite care, waiver case management, incontinence supplies, OT, PT, prescribed drugs, speech and hearing services, behavioral support, career preparation, day activity, employment services, environmental mods, health education for consumer-directed care, Medicaid waiver nursing, peer guidance for consumer-directed care, PERS, private vehicle mods, psychological services, supplies/equipment/assistive technology for individuals with physical and other disabilities, ages 0-64.
  • Online State Information: HASCI Waiver and additional HASCI information.
  • How to Apply: Call 866-867-3864 or see this Applying for Services page.
  • Waiting List: There are 1296 people with developmental disabilities and 404 children on South Carolina's waiting lists.
PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER
  • Target Population: Children with autism or pervasive developmental disorders.
  • Ages: 3-10
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 1025
  • Expiration Date: 12/31/2019 
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides case management, EIBI assessment, EIBI plan implementation, EIBI program development and training, lead therapy, line therapy, self-directed line therapy for children with autism, ages 3 – 10.
  • Online State Information: Pervasive Developmental Disorders Program
  • How to Apply: Call 800-289-7012 or see this Applying for Services page.
  • Waiting List: There are 1296 people with developmental disabilities and 404 children on South Carolina's waiting lists.
IID AND RELATED DISABILITIES
  • Target Population: Children and adults with 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: 9830
  • Expiration Date: 12/31/2019 though confirmation of approval is still pending
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides adult day health care/adult day health care services, personal care 2/personal care 1, residential habilitation, respite care, waiver case management, adult dental, adult vision, audiology services, incontinence supplies, prescribed drugs, adult attendant care, adult companion, adult day health care nursing, adult day health care transportation, behavior support, career preparation, community services, day activity, employment services, environmental mods, nursing, PERS, private vehicle mods, psychological services, specialized medical equipment/supplies and assistive technology, support center services for individuals with IID, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Intellectual Disability/Related Disabilities (ID/RD) Waiver Page
  • How to Apply: Call 800-289-7012 or see this Applying for Services page.
  • Waiting List: There are 1296 people with developmental disabilities and 404 children on South Carolina's waiting lists.
HIV/AIDS
  • Target Population: Children and adults with HIV/AIDS.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Hospital
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 889
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides case management, personal care, prescription drugs except drugs furnished to participants who are eligible for Medicare Part D benefits, adult companion care, attendant care, home accessibility adaptations, home delivered meals, private duty nursing, specialized medical equipment and supplies for individuals with HIV/AIDS, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: HIV/AIDS Waiver
  • How to Apply: Apply through Community Long Term Care (CLTC).
  • Waiting List: There are 30 people with HIV/AIDS on South Carolina's waiting lists.