Attendant Care/Act 150

If you have a physical disability, the Attendant Care Waiver and state funded Act 150 program may be available to you to continue to live in your home and community with support and services.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Attendant Care Services, you must:

  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania
  • Meet the level of care needs for a Skilled Nursing Facility 
  • Be between eighteen (18) and fifty-nine (59) years of age
  • Be capable of a) hiring, firing, and supervising attendant care worker(s); b) managing your own financial affairs; and c) managing your own legal affairs
  • For the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Services Attendant Care Program, meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office.
  • Have a medically determinable physical impairment that is expected to last of a continuous period of not less than twelve (12) calendar months or that may result in death
  • To take advantage of the Attendant Care Act 150 Program, you may be assessed a minimal co-payment. This co-payment is based on your income and will not be more than the total costs of services

Services that may be available to you include:

  • Community Transition Services (available only through Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Services)
  • Participant-Directed Community Supports
  • Participant-Directed Goods and Services
  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
  • Service Coordination

Learn More

Contact

For Information: Office of Long-Term Living Bureau of Participant Operations (717) 787-8091

Enrollment: PA Independent Enrollment Broker at 1-877-550-4227