Virginia

Virginia currently has five Medicaid waivers that can serve children, and all of them are home and community based 1915(c) waivers. All waivers are based only on child income without regard to parent income. For more information, see Virginia's Long Term Care and Waivers Service page or their chart of waiver services.

The three waivers for people with developmental disabilities were amended September 2016. For more information, see Virginia's My Life, My Community pages. The Day Support Waiver is now an adult-only waiver called Building Independence. The DD Waiver is now the Family and Individual Supports Waiver and will serve children and adults. Finally, the ID Waiver is now the Community Support Waiver, and will serve adults and some children with more complicated needs.

Virginia is in the process of creating an 1115 demonstration program that would affect the Technology and Elderly or Disabled waivers. These individuals would be placed in managed care.

Virginia also has several adult-only waivers, including Building Independence, the Alzheimer's Assisted Living Waiver.

Advocacy Organizations in Virginia:

Programs in Virginia

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTED
  • Target Population: Children and adults who are medically fragile and technology dependent.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 433
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2018
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides personal care, respite (skilled private duty nursing), assistive technology, environmental mods, private duty nursing, transition for technology dependent individuals, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Technology Assisted Waiver Fact Sheet 
  • How to Apply: Call the program manager at (804) 371-8894.
  • Waiting List: There are 7779 people with developmental disabilities on Virginia's waiting list.
ELDERLY OR DISABLED WITH CONSUMER DIRECTION WAIVER

This waiver primarily serves individuals over age 65. There is conflicting information on eligibility for children with disabilities.

  • Target Population: Children and adults who are physically disabled, aged, or have other health disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 42040
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2017
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides adult day health care, personal assistance, respite care, consumer directed services facilitation, PERS, transition coordination, and transition for aged individuals 65 yrs - no max age, and all ages with physical or health disabilities.
  • Online State Information: EDCD Waiver information
  • How to Apply: Contact your local department of social services (LDSS) or the local health department (LHD).
  • Waiting List: none
COMMUNITY SUPPORT WAIVER - INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
  • Target Population: Children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 10,702
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides day support, personal assistance, prevocational, residential support, respite, supported employment, consumer directed services facilitation, assistive technology, companion services, crisis stabilization, crisis supervision, environmental mods, PERS, skilled nursing, therapeutic consultation, transition for individuals with IID, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: My Life My Community from DBHDS and DD Services
  • How to Apply: Contact your local Community Service Board to get on the waiting list.
  • Waiting List: There are 7779 people with developmental disabilities on Virginia's waiting list.
FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT (DD)
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental disabilities or autism.
  • Ages: 6+
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 1153
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2018
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides day support, in-home residential, personal care, prevocational, respite care, supported employment - group/individual, services facilitation, adult companion, assistive technology, crisis stabilization, crisis supervision, environmental mods, family/caregiver training, PERS, skilled nursing, therapeutic consultation, transition for individuals with autism and DD, ages 6 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: My Life My Community from DBHDS and DD Services
  • How to Apply: Contact your local Community Service Board to get on the waiting list.
  • Waiting List: There are 7779 people with developmental disabilities on Virginia's waiting list.
CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH WAIVER PRTF

This waiver is being phased out. Current participants will be served until services are no longer needed or they are transferred to other programs. No new participants will be accepted.

  • Target Population: Children who have serious emotional disturbance or mental illness.
  • Ages: 0-21
  • Levels of Care: PRTF
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: waiver is being phased out
  • Expiration Date: 9/30/2017
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides in-home residential supports, respite, service facilitation, companion, environmental mods (home accessibility adaptations), family/caregiver training (training and counseling services for unpaid caregivers), therapeutic consultation (clinical and therapeutic services), transition coordination for SED individuals, ages 0-21.
  • Online State Information: Children's Mental Health Waiver
  • How to Apply: Not taking new applicants
  • Waiting List: There are 7779 people with developmental disabilities on Virginia's waiting list.
OTHER PROGRAMS