New Hampshire

New Hampshire currently has a TEFRA-like program and two HCBS 1915(c) waivers that serve children. All three programs waive parent income. An overview of New Hampshire's programs can be found on its Children's Medicaid page and Waivers.

New Hampshire also has two adult-only waivers, Acquired Brain Disorder Waiver and Choices for Independence.

Advocacy Organizations in New Hampshire:

Last updated 10/5/21

Programs in New Hampshire

HOME CARE FOR CHILDREN WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES

Also called HC-CSD 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. In the past, a family fee was charged. We have been unable to verify if these fees have continued.
  • Waiver Type: TEFRA-like
  • Spots: unlimited
  • Expiration Date: NA
  • Description: Provides Medicaid coverage only.
  • Online State Information: Children's Medical Assistance or this booklet.
  • How to Apply: Apply for Medicaid and mention you want to apply for the Home Care for Children with Severe Disabilities program. Additional instructions are in this booklet.
  • Waiting List: none
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WAIVER
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism.
  • Ages: all ages
  • 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: 5303
  • Expiration Date: 8/31/2026
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides community participation services, residential habilitation, respite, service coordination, supported employment, assistive technology, community integration services, community support services, crisis response services, environmental and vehicle modification services, individual goods and services, non-medical transportation, personal emergency response services, specialty services, and wellness coaching for individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities, and developmental disabilities, from 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Bureau of Developmental Services or this booklet
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Call BDS at (603) 271-5034, visit an Area Agency or see this booklet.
  • Waiting List: New Hampshire has 105 people with developmental disabilities on its waiting list.
IN HOME SUPPORTS FOR CHILDREN WITH DD
  • Target Population: Children with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism.
  • Ages: 0-21
  • 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: 527
  • Expiration Date: 12/31/2025
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides in home residential habilitation, service coordination, assistive technology, community integration services, consultations, environmental and vehicle modification services, individual goods and services, non-medical transportation, personal emergency response services (PERS), respite care services, and wellness coaching for individuals with autism, ID, DD, ages 0-21.
  • Online State Information: Bureau of Developmental Services or this booklet
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Call BDS at (603) 271-5034, visit an Area Agency or see this booklet.
  • Waiting List: New Hampshire has 105 people with developmental disabilities on its waiting list.
OTHER PROGRAMS