Home and Community Based Waivers

Consolidated Waiver

The Pennsylvania Consolidated Waiver is designed to help individuals with an intellectual disability, autism or developmental disability to 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. Traditional Pediatric & Adult Skilled Home Care can provide these services through the traditional agency model. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be age three and older
  • Have a diagnosis of intellectual or developmental disabilities or autism
  • Require active treatment
  • Be recommended for an intermediate care facility level of care based on a medical evaluation
  • Determined eligible for Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office
  • $2,000 resource limit (does not apply to dependent children under age 21)
  • Income limit 300% of the Federal Benefit Rate

Services that can be provided included:

  • Behavior support
  • Skilled Nursing Services
  • Home Health Aide Services (HHA)
  • Respite
  • Specialized supplies
  • Therapy (physical, occupational, behavioral and speech/language)

Note: The list of eligibility criteria and services may change when waiver amendments or waiver renewals are approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Please, visit the Department of Public Welfare’s website for a current list of all services provided through this waiver.