Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Medicaid Waiver for People with Special Needs

Medicaid Waiver Waiting List Triggers Federal Lawsuit

I have been working with special needs children with a variety of disabilities for 14 years.  Over the past 14 years I have assisted families of special needs children to obtain adaptive equipment, wheelchairs, lifts, orthotics anything they need.

In the beginning if a family needed something like a wheelchair lift for a van or special services to take care of the child in the home the family could apply for a Medicaid waiver to assist with funding.  Of course with the state of Michigan going broke that funding got more difficult to secure, as of 8 years ago I haven't seen anyone receive any funding from a Medicaid waiver.   I do still hear professionals recommend applying for these waivers but they are usually people new to the field.

Recently I read in Disability Scoop, about a class action suit in Florida regarding lack of Medicaid waivers.

Click on this link to read more.

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