Is my child eligible for the Medi-Cal institutional deeming waiver?

Parent Question
Feb. 2, 2022Updated Mar. 17, 2022

To be eligible for the HCBS-DD waiver, a Regional Center client under the age of 18 must:

  • live at home with their family;

  • have a valid Social Security number;

  • be ineligible for Medi-Cal due to family income;

  • be diagnosed with a developmental disability;

  • have two or more qualifying conditions in the areas of self-help, motor functioning, social/emotional functioning, special health care conditions, or extensive medical needs; and

  • receive at least one funded Regional Center service and utilize that service at least once per year. Many families fulfill this requirement via respite hours.

For more information about this waiver, see our article Medi-Cal’s Institutional Deeming Waiver 101.

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