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]

Information is POWER!

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  

DD Waiver Manual 

Appeal Rights and Process


Other Resources

Navigating the DD Waivers: A Guide for Individuals, Families and Support Partners

Cómo navegar las exenciones por discapacidades del desarrollo: Una guía para personas, familias y socios de apoyo

My Life My Community 


Medicaid Eligibility when Turning 18 years

Virginia Settlement Agreement
The Department of Justice and the Commonwealth of Virginia are in a Settlement Agreement that started in 2012. 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.  https://dojsettlementagreement.virginia.gov/DOJApplication/#/home

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare(CMS) Waiver Applications:


2. Family and Individual Support Waiver Application
    https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/section-1115-demo/demonstration-and-waiver-list/83401

3. Community Living Waiver Application 
    https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/section-1115-demo/demonstration-and-waiver-list/83396