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

Supports Intensity Scale - "SIS"

Reimbursement Rates for DD Services  (NOVA = Northern VA, ROS = Rest of State)

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 

Assistive Tech and Environmental Modifications Waiver Providers

Medicaid Eligibility when Turning 18 years

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare(CMS) Waiver Applications:

   expires 06.30.2028 

2. Family and Individual Support Waiver Application
    **FIS Waiver Effective November 11, 2023    


3. Community Living Waiver Application
    **CL Waiver Effective November 11, 2023