Independent Care Waiver Program
The Independent Care Waiver is for eligible Medicaid recipients
who have severe physical disabilities, are between the ages of 21
and 64 when they apply, and meet the criteria below. They must:
- Be capable of directing their own services (individuals with a
TBI do not have to meet this criteria);
- Have a severe physical impairment and/or TBI that
substantially limits one or more activities of daily living and
requires the assistance of another individual;
- Be medically stable but at risk of placement in a hospital or
nursing facility because community-based support services
are not available; and
- Be able to be safely placed in a home and community setting.
Eligibility for SOURCE
- Adult Day Health
- Personal Support
- Personal Care Homes
THE CCSP COORDINATOR AND DFACS CASE WORKER MAKES THAT CALACULATION & DETERMINATION BASED A CLIENT’S REPORTED INCOME.
Requirements for PCH admission
Medical documentation of a current(not more than 6 months old) Tuberculosis Screen(TB) screen or Clear Chest X-Ray to medically clear the client for TB.
A 2 page document called Physicians Eval needs to be completed (no more than 30 days prior to the date a client moves into a PCH) by a Physician that states the clients is appropriate for Personal Care Home Placement.
The Difference Between CCSP and SOURCE
Both program give clients the same service-Care in a Personal Care Home and the services of a Registered Nurse who coordinates their care.
The Main difference is that only clients receiving SSI are eligible for the SOURCE Program.
Clients receiving SSI or regular Social Security may be referred to either CCSP or SOURCEBUT SOURCE does not have a waiting list so most clients with SSI will automatically be referred to SOURCE program.
Medical Eligibility is the same for both programs. Both Programs require that a client meet Intermediate Nursing Home Level of Care.
Majority of Clients on CCSP only collect regular Social Security and have only Medicare benefits. When these clients are placed on the CCSP Program they are then given Georgia Mediciad Benefits as well. That means that in order for a client to be eligible for CCSP they must also meet financial requirements of Georgia Medicaid.