Maine currently has one waiver that is open to children, a TEFRA program, that waives parental income.
Maine also has an HIV demonstration program that is open to all ages, and several adult-only waivers. Adult waivers include Elderly and Adults with Disabilities, HCBS for Adults with Other Related Conditions, Home and Community Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder, Support Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder, and HCBS for Member with BI.
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Last updated 10/14/22
Programs in Maine
- 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 considered. However, Maine imposes a parental premium for families who earn more than 150% of the federal poverty line.
- Waiver Type: TEFRA
- Spots: unlimited
- Expiration Date: NA
- Description: Provides Medicaid coverage only.
- Online State Information: Katie Beckett Information and brochure
- How to Apply: Apply through the Department of Health and Human Services or online. See this document for more information.
- Waiting List: none
- Maine's Early Intervention Program: Child Development Services
- Maine's Title V Program: Children with Special Health Needs
Parents who are nurses are able to be paid to provide care for their own children in Maine if they meet exceptional circumstance criteria, including the following:
- Have resigned from full-time or part-time employment specifically to provide PDN services to the Member; or
- Have changed from full-time employment to part-time employment resulting in less compensation in order to provide PDN services to the Member; or
- Have taken a leave of absence without pay from employment in order to provide PDN services to the Member;
- Have incurred substantial expenses by providing PDN services to the Member; or
- Be needed to provide an adequate number of qualified nurses to meet the Member’s plan of care because of labor conditions or intermittent hours of care.
Further information is available through the MaineCare manual, section 96, with the relevant section downloadable here (p.21).