Idaho

Idaho currently has three programs that serve children. Two are 1915(c) HCBS waivers, and one is a TEFRA/Katie Beckett program. All waive parent income and are open to children of all incomes. For children already in Medicaid, Idaho's enhanced plan includes home and community based services through the regular state plan without the need to enroll in a waiver. General information about developmental disabilities in Idaho can be be found on the Children's DD Services page.

Idaho also has two adult-only waivers, Aged & Disabled and Developmental Disabilities.

Idaho Advocacy Organizations:

Last updated 9/24/20

Programs in Idaho

TEFRA

Also called Home Care for Certain Disabled Children 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. Parent income is not counted. However, in 2010 Idaho began charging families a monthly premium based on their income, up to 5% of their income. Due to both state and federal rules, this payment is considered voluntary. Services cannot be stopped if you do not pay. See p. 29 of this document.
  • Waiver Type: TEFRA
  • Spots: unlimited
  • Expiration Date: NA
  • Description: Provides Medicaid coverage only.
  • Online State Information: General information
  • How to Apply: Call the helpline at (800) 926-2588.
  • Waiting List: none
CHILDREN'S DD
  • Target Population: Children with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism
  • Ages: 0-17
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. Parent income is not counted.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 2360
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2019; we believe the waiver is still in effect; however, many services are now included as part of the enhanced state plan
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides family education, habilitative supports, respite, community support services, financial management services, support broker services, crisis intervention family training, habilitative intervention, interdisciplinary training, therapeutic consultations for individuals with autism, ID, and DD, ages 0 – 17.
  • Online State Information: Children's Developmental Disability Page
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: This page describes the process. Call 877-333-9681 to get started.
  • Waiting List: none
ACT EARLY
  • Target Population: Young children with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism.
  • Ages: 3-6
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. Parent income is not counted.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 553
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2019; we believe the waiver is still in effect; however, many services are now included as part of the enhanced state plan
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides family education, habilitative supports, respite, crisis intervention, family training, habilitative intervention, interdisciplinary training, therapeutic consultation for individuals with autism, ID, and DD, ages 3-6.
  • Online State Information: Children's Developmental Disability Page
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: This page describes the process. Call 877-333-9681 to get started.
  • Waiting List: none
OTHER PROGRAMS