Home and Community Based Waiver Services (Medicaid Waiver)
The State of Alaska Division of Senior and Disabilities offers two waivers: one is for Children with Complex Medical Conditions (CCMC waiver) and the other is for persons, adults and children,
with an Intellectual Developmental Disability (IDD Waiver).
Waivers are for people who meet much higher standards of care than those typically funded through other developmental disability programs.
These waivers represent a program Alaska developed under provisions of Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act. A waiver is actually used to mean the source of funding is “federal” rather than “general state funds.” Waivers are a Medicaid program and adhere to both state and federal regulations.
Available waiver services:
- Respite – provides a break for families; can choose agency-based (using one of our employees) or family-directed (using a provider that you choose)
- In-home supports/supported living – skill-based services that teaches activities of daily living in the home
- Day habilitation – a skill-based service that teaches community living skills
How do I apply for a new waiver?
There is currently a waitlist, but you can contact the regional office of the State of Alaska Senior and Disability Services closest to you, and request an eligibility determination and a Request for Services Application packet.
Medicaid program contact
Sara Kurtz, Program Director
Developmental Disability Mini Grants
Family Disability Services can help guide individuals who meet the eligibility requirements to access funds for equipment, supplies, and services that will improve the quality of life, increase independence and continue safe and healthy lifestyles. The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority awards mini grants with an annual limit of one application of up to $2500 per beneficiary depending upon need. Mini grants are awarded to an agency on behalf of a beneficiary.
What do I need to access grant services?
A DD letter from the State of Alaska stating that you are eligible for DD services.
Grant services contact
Veronica Cuevas, Medicaid Program Coordinator