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The Medicaid Waiver enables older adults to remain in a community setting even though their advanced age or disability would warrant placement in a long-term care facility. The Waiver allows services that are typically covered by Medicaid only in long-term care facilities to be provided to eligible persons in their own homes or in assisted living facilities. Under a Medicaid Waiver, the federal government "waives" certain requirements it imposes on states, such as the requirement that services be provided in a nursing facility. For eligible clients, the State will pay for covered services to enable them to stay in the community. 


Eligibility is based on three requirements:  

  • the clients need to be at least 50 years of age; 
  • their income must not exceed $1,635 per month with assets at or below $2,500; 
  • they must meet Medicaid's long-term care admission criteria. 


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