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What is the Children's Home and Community Based Services Waiver?

The Children's Home and Community Based Services Medicaid waiver is an extra set of Health First Colorado (Medicaid) benefits that your child could qualify for. Children that meet the qualifications, will get the benefits that can help keep them in their home. Waivers can have extra program rules. The purpose of the Children's Home and Community Based Services Medicaid waiver is to excess parental income and/or resources. 


Who is eligible for the Children's Home and Community Based Services Waiver?

The Children's Home and Community Based Services Medicaid waiver  is for children with significant medical needs and who are at risk for institutional care in an acute hospital or skilled nursing facility. If your child receives services through the CHCBS Medicaid waiver, your child is also eligible for all Colorado Medicaid covered services. This includes, but is not limited to:

*Nursing, C.N.A., and/or I.H.S.S.   *Therapies (home or clinic)   *Medical equipment   *Medical Supplies   *Medications 

Eligibility Requirements for the CHCBS Medicaid Waiver

Your child must meet both financial and program criteria (level of care) to be eligible for the Children's Home and Community Based Services Medicaid waiver. To use waiver benefits, your child must also be willing to receive services in your home or community. 


·Financial: Your child's income must be less than $2400* per month and his/her countable resources must be less than $2,000. Due to parent or guardian’s income and/or resources, your child must not be otherwise eligible for any other Health First Colorado program. (See SSI​ w​ebsite for current information)

·Level of Care: Your child must need long term support services at a level comparable to services typically provided in a skilled nursing facility and/or an acute hospital. Your child must meet the Social Security Administration (SSA) definition of disability.

 

·Eligibility Group: Your child must not have reached his/her 18th birthday. Your child requires medical care that would typically be provided in either a skilled nursing facility and/or an acute hospital.

*subject to change 

Some Diagnosis that may qualify for the Children's HCBS Waiver

*Cerebral Palsy

*Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum

*Cystic Fibrosis

*Down Syndrome

*Epilepsy

*Muscular Dystrophy

*Spina Bifida

*Angelman Dysndrome

*Dravet Syndrome

*Marfan Syndrome

*Chronic Kidney Disease

*Prader-Willi Syndrome

*Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

*Chromosome Deletion

*Sotos Syndrome

*Premature

*This is not a complete list or a guarantee , please call to see if your child may qualify for benefits under the waiver.