OBRA Waiver

OBRA Waiver

The OBRA Waiver is intended for adults with developmental physical disabilities. To be eligible, an individual must:

  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania.
  • Be 18-59 years old & require an intermediate care facility/other related conditions (ICF/ORC) level of care
  • Have a disability that occurred before age 22 and is likely to continue indefinitely
  • The disability must result in 3 or more substantial functional limitations in major life activities: mobility, communication, self-care, self-direction, independent living, and learning. The person cannot have intellectual disability or a major mental disorder as a primary diagnosis¬†
  • Medical Assistance (MA) income/resource eligible

The following services may be available to participants in the OBRA waiver:

  • Adult Daily Living
  • Accessibility Adaptations, Equipment, Technology and Medical Supplies
  • Benefits Counseling
  • Career Assessment
  • Community Integration
  • Community Transition Services
  • Employment Skills Development
  • Financial Management Services
  • Home Health
  • Job Coaching
  • Job Finding
  • Non-Medical Transportation
  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
  • Residential Habilitation Services
  • Respite
  • Service Coordination
  • Structured Day Habilitation Services
  • Therapeutic and Counseling Services
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