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Community Alternative Care Waiver
The Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver provides funding for home and community-based services for children and adults who are chronically ill. The CAC Waiver is designed to serve persons with disabilities who would otherwise require the level of care provided in a hospital.
CAC Waiver services may be provided in a person’s own home, in his/her biological or adoptive family’s home, in a relative’s home (e.g. sibling, aunt, grandparent etc.), in a family foster care home or corporate foster care home. If married, a person may receive CAC Waiver services while living at home with his or her spouse.
Who is eligible for the CAC Waiver?
Eligibility for the CAC Waiver is determined through a screening process. To be eligible for the CAC Waiver, a person must meet all these criteria:
What else is important for participation in the CAC Waiver?
Once eligibility is determined for participation in the CAC Waiver, certain questions must be asked about services including:
In addition to services covered by Medical Assistance, what services are available through the CAC Waiver?
How can persons apply for the CAC Waiver?
You can apply for the CAC Waiver at your local county social service agency. The DHS Disability Services Division administers the CAC Waiver. For more information, contact your local county agency (PDF).
Let us know if you are unable to find information about Disability Services Division programs and services. E-mail DHS.Dsdtahelp@state.mn.us.
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