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New Hampshire Medicaid Waivers

New Hampshire currently has a TEFRA-like program and two HCBS 1915(c) waivers that serve children. All three programs waive parent income. An overview of New Hampshire's programs can be found on its Medicaid Disability page.

New Hampshire also has two adult-only waivers, BDS Acquired Brain Disorder Services and Choices for Independence.

Other Programs in New Hampshire:

Advocacy Organizations in New Hampshire:

Home Care for Children with Severe Disabilities

Also called HC-CSD or Katie Beckett

  • 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. In the past, a family fee was charged. We have been unable to verify if these fees have continued.
  • Waiver Type: TEFRA-like
  • Spots: unlimited
  • Expiration Date: NA
  • Description: Provides Medicaid coverage only.
  • Online State Information: Children's Medical Assistance or this booklet.
  • How to Apply: Apply for Medicaid and mention you want to apply for the Home Care for Children with Severe Disabilities program.
  • Waiting List: none
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.

BDS Developmental Services

  • 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: 4348
  • Expiration Date: 8/31/2016
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides day services, residential habilitation/personal care, respite, service coordination, supported employment, assistive technology support, community support, crisis response, environmental and vehicle mods, participant directed and managed services, specialty services for individuals with autism, DD and ID, from 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Bureau of Developmental Services
  • How to Apply: Call BDS at (603) 271-5034; (800) 852-3345, ext. 5034; or TDD (800) 735-2964.
  • Waiting List: none
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.

In Home Supports for Children with DD

  • Target Population: Children with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism.
  • Ages: 0-21
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.  
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 500
  • Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides enhanced personal care, consultations, environmental and vehicle mods, family support/service coordination, and respite care for individuals with autism, ID, DD, ages 0-21.
  • Online State Information: Bureau of Developmental Services
  • How to Apply: Call BDS at (603) 271-5034; (800) 852-3345, ext. 5034; or TDD (800) 735-2964.
  • Waiting List: none
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.