Pennsylvania Waiver Program
In Pennsylvania, the Department of Public Welfare administers multiple Medical Assistance/Medicaid waivers. Each waiver has its own unique set of eligibility requirements and services. The following programs assist persons with disabilities in Pennsylvania:
- The Autism Waiver
- Person/Family Directed Support (PFDS) Waiver
- Independence Waiver
- Attendant Care Waiver
The Person/Family Directed Support Waiver serves people with intellectual disabilities.
The Independence Waiver and Attendant Care Waivers serve people who have physical disabilities. If a person is determined eligible for more than one HCBS program, the person cannot receive services under two or more such programs at the same time.
To learn more about programs that assist persons with disabilities call the Department of Public Welfare HelpLine at 1-800-692-7462.
Pennsylvania has several waivers including:
- Consolidated Waiver
- Person / Family Directed Support
- Attendant Care
- HCBW for Individuals Aged 60 and Over;
- Medicaid Waiver for Infants, Toddlers and Families
- Adult Autism