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If you are elderly or disabled, Medicaid waiver programs can provide Medicaid coverage for many different services that help you stay in your home. The Department for Medicaid Services provides the following waiver programs:


You may be eligible for Medicaid waiver services if: 

  • You get a written certification by a physician that if Medicaid waiver services were not available, nursing facility services would be ordered and you would be admitted to a nursing facility in the immediate future
  • You meet the nursing facility level of care defined by Section 4 of 907 KAR 1:022
  • You choose to be at home and get waiver services
  • You meet the income and resource limitations required by the program.


An application for Medicaid may be filed at your local Department for Community Based Services Office. At the time of application, an individual or family should be advised to bring proof of:

  • Social Security Number;
  • Proof of Identity (Drivers License);
  • Proof of Citizenship (Birth Certificate);
  • Health Insurance;
  • Medical bills
  • Income
  • Resources
  • life insurance policies or burial reserves

A Medicaid application is more likely to be processed sooner if the individual or family provides the above information.

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