Prior to the current administration, there had been no significant reduction in the waiting lists since 2002. As of March 2008, the administration sent 3,538 notification letters and brought 1,113 new individuals into waiver services with plans to reach 3,000 by the bienium.
Q: How and where do I apply for Waiver Services?
A: First, contact your local BDDS office by calling 1-800-545-7763 or by going online to www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/5405. A BDDS representative will walk you through the process to determine eligibility for Indiana Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver Services (HCBS).
Q: I have been on the waiting list for a while and have moved several times. Do I have to provide a new address when I move?
A: Thank you for asking this important question! BDDS brings individuals into services in order of application. When you are identified as the recipient of the next available waiver slot, we send a certified letter to the address we have in your file. If your address is incorrect, we may have no way to contact you and others could get services ahead of you. To ensure that you aren't skipped, you must notify your local BDDS office anytime you move or have other significant changes in your life.
For more info on Medicaid waivers:
Questions? Email the BDDS Helpline at BDDSHelp@fssa.IN.gov.
If you need help filling out an application, you can call The Arc of Indiana and ask for a family advocate near you. 317-977-2375 800-382-9100
The entire bulletin is available at http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs