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‚ÄčCommunity Living Waiver

The Community Living Waiver supports individuals with an intellectual disability, autism or developmental disability to live more independently in their homes and communities through the provision of a variety of services that promote community living, employment, communication, self-direction, choice and control.

Eligibility Criteria

    • The following diagnosis and age requirements apply:
      • Individuals of any age with an intellectual disability (ID) or autism.
      • Children with a developmental disability under age 9 with a high probability of resulting in an ID or autism diagnosis.
      • Children under age 22 with a developmental disability due to a medically complex condition.
    • Level of Care
      • Medical Evaluation
      • Diagnosis of an intellectual disability, autism, or developmental disability
    • Recommended for an intermediate care facility (ICF) level of care based on a medical evaluation
    • Determined eligible for Medical Assistance (MA) in Pennsylvania
    • Meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office
    • Individual cost limit of $85,000 per person per fiscal year (Supports Coordination is excluded from this limit)


    • Advanced Supported Employment
    • Assistive Technology
    • Behavioral Support
    • Benefits Counseling
    • Communication Specialist
    • Community Participation Support
    • Companion
    • Consultative Nutritional Services
    • Education Support
    • Family/Caregiver Training and Support
    • Family Medical Support Assistant
    • Home Accessibility Adaptations
    • Homemaker/Chore
    • Housing Transition and Tenancy Sustaining Services
    • In-Home and Community Support
    • Life Sharing
    • Music, Art, and Equine Assisted Therapy
    • Participant-Directed Goods and Services
    • Remote Supports
    • Respite
    • Shift Nursing
    • Small-Group Employment
    • Specialized Supplies
    • Specialty Telehealth and Assessment Team 
    • Supported Employment
    • Supported Living (Needs Groups 1 and 2)
    • Supports Broker
    • Supports Coordination
    • Therapy
    • Physical
    • Occupational
    • Speech
    • Language
    • Orientation, Mobility, and Vision
    • Transportation
    • Vehicle Accessibility Adaptations

Waiver Information

Note: For historical and comparison purposes, the below links are accessible to view the previous approved