People with disabilities can find support through the Minnesota Department of Human Services and other government agencies.
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Learn the meaning of acronyms and abbreviations often used in health and human services.
Read the Arc Guide to Acronyms in Health & Human Services
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
An option for individuals to create their own plan for the community support they need.
Read the Arc Guide to Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS)
Allows people with disabilities to purchase items, services, and supports to help with everyday living needs.
Read the Arc Guide to Consumer Support Grant (CSG)
For cases in which private health insurance costs less than public medical assistance.
Read the Arc Guide to Cost Effective Health Insurance
State agency hearings, or appeals, are available for a variety of programs and services.
Read the Arc Guide to a Department of Human Services Decision Appeal
For individuals with disabilities who need the level of care that would otherwise be provided in an intermediate care facility.
Read the Arc Guide to the Developmental Disabilities Waiver
Case managers can help people with disabilities and their families understand services.
Read the Arc Guide to Developmental Disability Case Management
The Department of Human Services’ licensing standards to protect people with disabilities.
Read the Arc Guide to Licensing Standards
An assessment tool that determines eligibility for many programs and services.
Read the Arc Guide to MnCHOICES
A plan to support people with disabilities in living, learning, working, and enjoying life in the most inclusive setting.
Read the Arc Guide to the Olmstead Plan
PCA services provide assistance to people with disabilities who need help with activities of daily living.
Read the Arc Guide to PCA Services funded by Medical Assistance
Personal supports can provide supervision and assistance in the home or community for people with disabilities.
Read the Arc Guide to Personal Supports
The State Medical Review Team determines whether someone is eligible for Medical Assistance.
Read the Arc Guide to the State Medical Review Team
Cash assistance to people with disabilities who have limited income and assets.
Read the Arc Guide to Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Minnesota’s Medicaid program for people with disabilities, people with low incomes, pregnant women, children, adults without children, and people who are blind.
Read the Arc Guide to Medical Assistance
Many people enrolled in Medical Assistance received their healthcare services through the managed care system.
Read the Arc Guide to Managed Care
Provides benefits for children with disabilities who do not otherwise qualify due to income.
Read the Arc Guide to Medical Assistance TEFRA
All Medical Assistance enrollees are required to renew their healthcare every 6 or 12 months.
Read the Arc Guide to Medical Assistance Renewals
This health care program covers people age 16 and up who are working.
Read the Arc Guide to Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities
For more information, call The Arc at 952.920.0855 or toll-free at 833.450.1494, or submit your question to Ask An Advocate.