Elderly or Disabled with Consumer Direction (EDCD)

This waiver is for the elderly and adults and children with disabilities and a medical need. There is no waiting list for this waiver. To find out what services are available visit the Medicaid Waiver Services Chart.

A team from the Department of Health and The Department of Social Services screens the applicant to see if they are able to receive this waiver. The team uses a tool called the Uniform Assessment Instrument (UAI) to determine if the individual meets the required functional dependencies and medical and nursing needs.

The individual must also meet financial requirements and complete a Medicaid application, don’t worry the financial Medicaid requirements are based on the individual’s income not the family’s income!

To get started contact your local Health Department and request a screening! This is a brief overview of a multipart program.

Click here to view the EDCD waiver Regulations.