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Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver

Page posted: 10/1/03

Page reviewed: 12/22/10

Page updated: 2/19/13

Legal authority

Federally approved CADI Waiver Plan, Minn. Stat. §256B.49


Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) 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 would otherwise require the level of care provided in a nursing facility.


CADI Waiver eligibility

To be eligible for the CADI Waiver, a person must choose the CADI Waiver and meet all of the following criteria:

1. Eligible for Medical Assistance (MA)
2. Certified disabled by Social Security or the State Medical Review Team (SMRT) process
3. Under the age of 65 years at time of opening to the waiver
4. Determined by the case manager/service coordinator to need nursing facility level of care
5. Has an assessed need for supports and services over and above those available through the MA State plan.

Nursing Facility Level of Care criteria

To meet the requirements for a Nursing Facility Level of Care DHS-3361 (PDF), a person must demonstrate the need for assistance because of one or more of the following:

  • • Need for restorative and rehabilitative or other special treatment
  • • Unstable health
  • • Need for complex care management
  • • Functional limitation
  • • Existence of complicating conditions
  • • Cognitive or behavioral condition
  • • Frailty or vulnerability.
  • Covered services

    Click on one of the following CADI Waiver services to link to the policy/program page for the service. For billing information, see CBSM — Waiver rates and billing.

    Local waiver program administration

    Local county or tribal administration acting as agents for the state Medicaid agency and DHS have many responsibilities. See the State, county or tribal responsibilities for waiver management section on CBSM — Waiver programs overview.

    CBSM — CADI Waiver waiting list guide

    Waiver forms

    To access a comparison grid of forms applicable across and/or specific to waiver programs, see CBSM — Required waiver forms.

    Process and procedure

    Additional resources

    Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver brochure, DHS-2826 (PDF)

    Comparison of LTCC, RSC and CAC, CADI and BI waivers for persons with disabilities (PDF)

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