Page posted: 11/29/04
Page reviewed: 5/6/13
Page updated: 11/18/16
Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver: Home and community-based services necessary as an alternative to institutionalization that promote the optimal health, independence, safety and integration of a person who meets the waiver eligibility criteria and who would require the level of care provided in an Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD).
To be eligible for the DD Waiver, a person must choose the DD Waiver and meet all of the following criteria:
1. Eligible for Medical Assistance (MA) based on a disability diagnosis
ICF/DD level of care criteria
To meet the requirements for an ICF/DD level of care, a person must meet all of the following:
The following services are covered under the DD Waiver. For a service-specific policy page, select a service from the list:
Minnesota Rules require that services and supports be designed and delivered consistent with Rule 185 case management goals. For more information, see CBSM – Rule 185 case management .
DHS does not reimburse short-term admission to an ICF/DD from the DD Waiver as respite care.
Local waiver administration
Local county or tribal administration acting as agents for the state Medicaid agency and DHS have many responsibilities. See the state and county/tribal responsibilities for waiver management section on CBSM – Waiver programs overview.
For a comparison grid of forms applicable across and/or specific to waiver programs, see CBSM – Required waiver forms .
Process and procedure
Case Manager’s Guide to Determining ICF/DD Level of Care for ICF/DD and DD Waiver Services, DHS-4147A (PDF)