Supported Living Services Waiver (SLS)

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The Home and Community-Based Supported Living Services (HCBS-SLS) waiver serves adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

The HCBS-SLS waiver provides necessary services and supports for individuals with adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities so they can remain in their homes and communities with minimal impact to individuals' community and social supports. The HCBS-SLS waiver promotes individual choice and decision-making through the individualized planning process and the tailoring of services and supports to address prioritized, unmet needs. In addition, this waiver is designed to supplement existing natural supports and traditional community resources with targeted and cost-effective services and supports. 

The person receiving services is responsible for his or her living arrangements which can include living with family or in their own home.  Up to three persons receiving services can live together.  Participants on this waiver do not require twenty-four (24) hour supervision on a continuous basis for services and supports offered on this waiver. 

Full text of the waiver

Who Qualifies?

To enroll in the HCBS-SLS waiver the individual must meet financial and program criteria:

  •  Level of Care
    - Individuals must meet Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID) level of
           care as determined by the functional needs assessment (as defined in 42 CFR §440.150)
  • Eligibility Group
    - Individuals must be determined by a Community Centered Board (CCB) to have a developmental disability
          - Individuals must be 18 years or older
  • Financial
    - An individual’s income must be less than $2,163.00 per month (300%, or three times the Supplemental Security
           Income allowance)
         - For a single person, their countable resources must be less than $2,000 and for a couple it must be less than

SLS Waiver Services

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How to Apply

See the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) and Support Level Quick Reference Sheet for more details. If you have additional questions about this waiver, please contact the Medicaid Customer Contact Center  or your local Community Centered Board (CCB).

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