Virginia

Virginia currently has four 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. For Developmental Disability waivers, see this information.

Virginia recently merged the Technology Assisted Waiver and the Elderly or Disabled Waiver together into Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus. This waiver also includes a managed care component.

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

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Programs in Virginia

COMMONWEALTH COORDINATED CARE PLUS
  • Target Population: Children and adults who are technology dependent, physically disabled, aged, or have other health disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility, Hospital
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c) with 1915(b) managed care component
  • Spots: 50040
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides adult day health care, personal assistance services, respite care services, services facilitation, assistive technology, environmental modifications, personal emergency response system (PERS), private duty nursing, transition services for aged individuals, disabled, and technology dependent, all ages.
  • Online State Information: Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact your contact your local department of social services (LDSS) or the local health department (LHD).
  • Waiting List: none
COMMUNITY LIVING WAIVER
  • 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
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact your local Community Service Board to get on the waiting list.
  • Waiting List: There are 16,583 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
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact your local Community Service Board to get on the waiting list.
  • Waiting List: There are 16,583 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
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Not taking new applicants
  • Waiting List: There are 16,583 people with developmental disabilities on Virginia's waiting list.
OTHER PROGRAMS