For individuals who need the level of care that would otherwise be provided in a nursing home.
Read the Arc Guide to Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver
Government benefits are often available for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc Minnesota can help.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Social Security Administration program that gives funding to people with disabilities who have limited income or assets. SSI makes cash assistance payment to people who are elderly, blind or disabled and who have limited income.
Personal Care Assistance (PCA) services provide assistance to people with disabilities who need help with activities of daily living. To be eligible for PCA services, you need to be eligible for Medical Assistance and go through your county’s MNChoices Assessment process.
Some people require additional services beyond what’s covered under standard Medical Assistance (MA). Minnesota’s MA-Waiver Programs are designed to serve those people and provide the services necessary to allow them to live in the community.
Not all people with disabilities will qualify for a MA-Waiver program; each program serves a different target population and has its own eligibility criteria. Here are MA-Waiver programs available to Minnesotans with disabilities:
Each of these waivers offer different services based on the population served. All offer Personal Care Assistant services, extended home health aide and nursing services, extended homemaker services, medical equipment and supply services, and increased transportation services.