To receive developmental disabilities services on a Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver, you must submit an application.
To be eligible, you must have a developmental disability, as defined in Neb. Rev. Stat. §83-1205:
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ACCESSNebraska is the best way to apply. It has an online application. Applying for Developmental Disabilities Services gives step by step instructions to complete the application.
For a paper application:
If you need assistance to fill out an application, you may visit your local DHHS office.
An application for developmental disabilities services is different from an application for Medicaid, Social Security, Economic Assistance, or Behavioral Health Services. These are separate applications, which you may need to do.
You should get a call a few days after submitting your application. DHHS-DD will collect needed documents, which may include:
When an application and documents are received, a decision is usually made within 30 days. You will receive a notice of decision that you are eligible or not eligible.
If you applied and received a notice of decision, find out what's next: I was determined Eligible
I was determined Not Eligible If you have questions about developmental disabilities eligibility or application: (877) 667-6266 or firstname.lastname@example.org