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    Consolidated Waiver for Individuals with Intellectual Disability

    The Pennsylvania Consolidated Waiver for individuals with intellectual disability is designed to help persons with intellectual disabilities live more independently in their homes and communities and to provide a variety of services that promote community living, including self-directed service models and traditional, agency-based service models.

    Eligibility criteria:

    • Be age three and older
    • Have a diagnosis of intellecual disabilities 
    • Require active treatment
    • Be recommended for an intermediate care facility level of care based on a medical evaluation
    • Determined eligible for Medical Assistance (MA)
    • $2,000 resource limit (does not apply to dependent children under age 21)
    • Income limit 300% of the Federal Benefit Rate 


    • Assistive technology
    • Behavior support
    • Companion
    • Education support
    • Home accessibility adaptations
    • Home and community habilitation (unlicensed)
    • Homemaker/chore
    • Licensed day habilitation
    • Nursing
    • Prevocational
    • (Licensed) residential habilitation
    • (Unlicensed) residential habilitation
    • Respite
    • Specialized supplies
    • Supported employment
    • Supports broker
    • Supports coordination
    • Therapy (physical, occupational, visual/mobility, behavioral and speech and language)
    • Transitional work
    • Transportation
    • Vehicle accessibility adaptations

    Note: The list of services and bulletins may change when waiver amendments or waiver renewals are approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Contact your supports coordinator to verify the list of current services.


    Consolidated Waiver Amendment, Effective July 1, 2013

    Note: The approved Consolidated Waiver Amendment that is accessible above has a retroactive effective date of July 1, 2013. For historical and comparison purposes, the link below is accessible to view the previous approved Consolidated Waiver Amendment effective July 1, 2012. This waiver will be available at the link below until October 1, 2014.

    Consolidated Waiver Amendment, Effective July 1, 2012