Developmental Disability (DD) Waiver

Virginia's Developmental Disability Waiver Program is complex, complicated and subject to change. 

Here we have DD Waiver topics and information to help you navigate the DD Waiver.
Remember, parent income is never considered for Medicaid Waiver eligibility. 

Contact The Arc of Virginia if you have questions or need assistance with accessing and/or using the DD Waiver Program.   Call (804) 649-8481 x 104 or Email: [email protected]

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DD Waiver Services   

Eligibility Requirements and Application Process

What Happens When You are on the DD Wait List

Resources While you Wait

Emergency Waivers

Reserve Waivers

Reimbursement Rates for DD Services 

DD Waiver Regulations  

Appeal Rights and Process

Other Resources

Medicaid Eligibility when Turning 18 years old
Navigating the DD Waivers: A Guide for Individuals, Families and Support Partners June 2019 - DBHDS update pending. 
MyLifeMyCommunity Website

Virginia Settlement Agreement
The Department of Justice and the Commonwealth of Virginia are in a Settlement Agreement that started in 2021. The Independent Review for the VA Settlement Agreement issues a report every six months. 
View the Independent Reviewer's December 2021 Report here.
For more information about the Settlement Agreement click here.

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare(CMS) Waiver Applications:

2. Family and Individual Support Waiver Application

3. Community Living Waiver Application