Independence Waiver

Independence Waiver

This program is intended for individuals with physical disabilities to help them live independently in their homes and in the community. In order to be eligible, an individual must:

  • Be a Pennsylvania resident
  • Be 18-59 years of age
  • Have a physical disability that results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following major life activities: Self-care, understanding and use of language, learning, mobility, self-direction and/or capacity for independent living.
  • Meet the financial requirements for Medicaid 
  • Individuals who are physically disabled (but not individuals with an intellectual disability or have a major mental disorder as a primary diagnosis, or who are ventilator dependent), who reside in a Nursing Facility (NF) or the community but who have been assessed to require services at the level of nursing facility level of care.

The following services may be available to participants in the Independence Waiver:

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