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Medicaid Waiver Programs

In-Home and Family Support

Service Description:

Direct grant benefits to individuals with physical disabilities and/or their families to purchase services that enable them to live in the community.   Eligible individuals are empowered to choose and purchase services that help them to remain in their own home.

Covered Services include:
  • Attendant care
  • Home health services
  • Home health aide services
  • Homemaker services
  • Chore services that provide assistance with training, routine body functions, dressing, preparing and consuming food, and ambulating.
  • Counseling and training programs that help provide proper care of an individual with a disability.
  • Medical, surgical, therapeutic, diagnostic and other health services related to a person's disability.
  • Other disability related services prior-approved by DADS.
  • Pre-approved transportation and room and board cost incurred by person with physical disability or his family during evaluation or treatment.
  • Purchase or lease of special equipment(Assistive Technology) or architectural modifications of a home to facilitate the care, treatment therapy, or general living conditions of a person with a disability.
  • Respite care
  • Transportation services
Client Eligibility:  Age 4 +

Income: Co-payment schedule begins at 105% of the state median income for household size.

Disability: Physical disability which substantially limits the individual's ability to function independently.

Service Maximum: Maximum grant total of $1,200 per year

Service Availability: Statewide in every county.  Lengthy interest list in all areas.

Contact for Client:

Susan Powell, Program Specialist
Eligibility Information
Department of Aging and Disability Services
Mail Code W-351
P. O. Box 149030
Austin TX 78714-9030

Telephone Number (512) 438-4311
Fax Number (512) 438-2906

How To Apply for Services:   Contact your local DADS CCAD Office