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Brain Injury (BI) Waiver
The Brain Injury Waiver provides funding for home and community-based services for children and adults who have an acquired or traumatic brain injury. BI Waiver services may be provided in a persons own home, in his/her biological or adoptive familys home, in a relatives home (e.g. sibling, aunt, grandparent etc.), in a family foster care home, in a corporate foster care home, in a board and lodging facility or in an assisted living facility. If married, a person may receive BI Waiver services while living at home with his or her spouse.
Who is eligible for BI Waiver services?
Eligibility for the BI Waiver is determined through a screening process. To be eligible for the BI Waiver a person must meet all these criteria:
What else is important for participation in the BI Waiver?
Once eligibility is determined for participation in the BI Waiver, certain questions must be asked about services including:
In addition to services covered by Medical Assistance, what services are available through the BI Waiver?
How can persons apply for the BI Waiver?
You can apply for the BI Waiver at your local county public health or social service agency. The DHS Disability Services Division administers the BI Waiver.
For more information, contact your local county agency.
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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