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What is a waiver?

Waivers are one way to pay for services that help people with developmental disabilities live their lives. 

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) administers three different types of waivers. The Individual Options, Level One, and Self-Empowered Life Funding (SELF) waivers each have different spending limits and offer some different services.

By braiding together multiple funding sources, such as local county board of developmental disability levy funds and Ohio Medicaid benefits, a person with developmental disabilities may be able to have their service needs met without a waiver.

Please contact your service coordinator to learn more about this option.
For more information from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities on waivers, click here.
For more easy-to-understand information about what a waiver can provide, review the following document.
For more information about the status of the waiver waiting list in the state of Ohio, go to fixthelist.info.
Source: Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
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