Independent Living Skills

Services

Services that develop and maintain the community living skills and community integration of a person. independent Living Skills are provided in the home of a person or in the community.

Eligibility

To be eligible for ILS an individual must:

  • Be under 65 years of age.
  • Be certified as disabled by either the Social Security Administration or the State Medical Review Team.
  • Be eligible for Medical Assistance (MA). Eligibility for MA is based only on your income and assets, even though you may live with your parents or spouse.
  • Requires the level of care provided in a nursing facility.
  • Have had a Pre-Admission Screening (PAS)
  • Choose a community care.
  • Have a community care plan that reasonably ensures your health and safety.
  • Be able to have ILS services provided within the waiver’s funding limits.

Note: Persons who have mental illness are eligible for ILS if they meet these criteria. This applies when the mental illness is the only diagnosis, or when the person has another type of disability and a mental illness.

How to Apply

Contact the county social services agency where the person with mental retardation or related conditions resides and ask for an MR/RC waiver screening. The county can assist applicants in the application process.

Corporate Foster Care

Services

Individual waiver services provided to persons living in a home licensed as foster care. Foster care services are individualized and based on the individual needs of the person. These are services necessary as an alternative to institutionalization that promote the optimal health, independence, safety and integration of a person who would otherwise require the level of care provided in a nursing or treatment facility (such as Regional Treatment Centers or Rule 36 facilities).

Eligibility

To be eligible for Foster Care services an individual must:

  • Be under 65 years of age.
  • Be certified as disabled by either the Social Security Administration or the State Medical Review Team.
  • Be eligible for Medical Assistance (MA). Eligibility for MA is based only on your income and assets, even though you may live with your parents or spouse.
  • Requires the level of care provided in a nursing facility.
  • Have had a Pre-Admission Screening (PAS)
  • Choose a community care.
  • Have a community care plan that reasonably ensures your health and safety.
  • Be able to have Foster Care services provided within the waiver’s funding limits.

Note: Persons who have mental illness are eligible for ILS if they meet these criteria. This applies when the mental illness is the only diagnosis, or when the person has another type of disability and a mental illness.

How to Apply

Contact the county social services agency where the person with mental retardation or related conditions resides and ask for an MR/RC waiver screening. The county can assist applicants in the application process.