Sunday, September 1, 2013

Caregiver support/respite available for those waiting for Family Supports waiver

Family Voices Indiana shares the following information from The Arc of Indiana:

Caregiver Support Services Opens September 1 

The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) has announced that Caregiver Support Services funds will be available starting September 1, 2013.

Caregiver Support Services is 100 percent state funded and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. An application must be completed each year, even if you have received services in the past. .

To be eligible for Caregiver Support Services an individual must meet the state definition for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities level of care. Services are not available if the individual with a disability receives or begins to receive other services from BDDS or programs such as Vocational Rehabilitation Services, First Steps, CHOICE, or Medicaid Waiver services.  

Applications no longer have to be made in-person at the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) district office. Families may apply online, by mail or in-person.

To apply online, visit: Caregiver Support Services Request. Please Note: The link will be active September 1, 2013.

You may also call your BDDS District Office and request that an application be sent to you or apply in-person at the District Office. Addresses and telephone numbers for each district office are available by visiting BDDS District Offices.  

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