Eligibility

Texas Medicaid Waiver Programs What Are Medicaid Waiver Programs And Who Is Eligible?
In general Medicaid Wavier Programs fund long term care and support services that help people (of all ages) who have a disability, blindness, or who are aging, live in the community instead of an institutional setting. Within each program you will find different eligibility requirements, rules, service options, and funding amounts. However, income eligibility in all programs is based on the income of the individual who has a disability and does not consider family income. When you call to access services in Texas you will learn of an “interest list,” known by families and individuals who have a disability as actually being a “waiting list.” The wait time is approximately 7-9 years — call today!

For more information join us for the Session:
Texas Medicaid Waiver Programs
or visit the resources below.

Disabilities Don’t Wait – A poignant and touching wait list
video. http://www.youtube.com/noewait1

How A Medicaid Waiver Program Helped Me Create A Life for Myself, My Son & My Family
Karen Silos tells about the improvement in the abilities of her son, and the improved quality of life for everyone in her family.
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/1361479
Medicaid 101 – Video – Provides a brief overview of Texas

Medicaid Waiver programs. Available in both English and Spanish:
http://uttcds.org/MedicaidWaiver101.html

Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services

Provides a detailed list of the different Medicaid Waiver Programs.

www.dads.state.tx.us/services/listofservices.html#physical

Which Wavier Does What?

An unofficial, quick reference guide to the Texas Medicaid Waivers

The Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CRS) program at the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) provides critical rehabilitation services to eligible Texans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury and need intensive therapies to help them live independently in their communities.

Texans who have a family member with a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury which has affected their ability to perform daily activities are encouraged to apply to the CRS program.

Eligibility and application information is available by calling the DARS toll-free hotline at 1-800-628-5115 or by sending an email to DARS Inquiries.
More information about the eligibility requirements and services provided by the CRS program and locations of CRS providers around Texas are online at http://www.dars.state.tx.us/drs/crs.shtml.

Texas Consumer Health Assistance Program
www.TexasHealthOptions.com
The Texas Consumer Health Assistance Program, or CHAP, helps people without health coverage at a time when they need it the most. Call the help line: 1-855-TEX-CHAP (1-855-839-2427)

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)
www.dads.state.tx.us

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
www.dars.state.tx.us

The Arc of Dallas Resources
www.arcdallas.org
Information and Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities

Stars (The State of Texas Assistance and Referral System)
www.yourtexasbenefits.com
Self-screen for potential eligibility for programs provided by the Texas Department of Human Services and other Texas state agencies.

Area of Agencies on Aging
www.dads.state.tx.us/contact/aaa.cfm
We are part of a network of 670 Area Agencies nationwide and one of 28 in the state of Texas dedicated to addressing the needs of older people and their caregivers.

GovBenefits.gov
www.GovBenefits.gov

Free and confidential website that helps citizens determine their potential eligibility for hundreds of government-funded benefit and assistance programs.

Texas Commission for the Blind
www.dars.state.tx.us/dbs/

Dallas Metrocare
http://www.metrocareservices.org/

MHMR Tarrant County
http://www.mhmrtc.org/

211
http://www.211.org or call 1-877-541-7905.
An anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day that provides information from state and local health and human services programs.

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