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South Dakota Medicaid Waivers

South Dakota currently has three Medicaid waivers/program that can serve children, including a TEFRA program and two additional home and community based 1915(c) waivers. The TEFRA program and Family Supports Waiver are based only on the child's income, waiving parental income for eligibility, but we are unsure how parent income is considered in the CHOICES waiver. See South Dakota's Medical Eligibility page for information about its various programs.

South Dakota also has two adult-only waivers, HCBS Waiver for South Dakotans and Assistive Daily Living Services.

Other Programs in South Dakota:

Advocacy Organizations in South Dakota:

Disabled Children’s Program

  • 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 Children's Program
  • How to Apply: Call (605) 773-4678.
  • Waiting List: none
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.

Family Support

  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental and 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: 344
  • Expiration Date: 5/31/2017
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides personal care, respite, support coordination, supported employment, companion care, environmental accessibility adaptations, nutritional supplements, specialized medical adaptive equipment and supplies, vehicle mods for individuals with DD and IID, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Family Support 360 from DHS
  • How to Apply: Call 605-773-3438 or 800-265-9684.
  • Waiting List: There are 23 people with developmental disabilities on South Dakota's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.

CHOICES

  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: unknown
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 3063
  • Expiration Date: 5/31/2018
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides day habilitation, prevocational, residential habilitation, service coordination, supported employment, medical equipment and drugs, nursing, other medically related services-speech, hearing & language for individuals with DD, IID, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: HCBS for people with developmental disabilities
  • How to Apply: Call 605-773-3438 or 800-265-9684.
  • Waiting List: There are 23 people with developmental disabilities on South Dakota's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.