Medicaid is a federal program allowing eligible individuals with low income to receive needed health related services. Funding is part federal dollars and part local dollars. Available services are unique in each State and are approved under what is called a State Plan. Medicaid does not pay money to the eligible person; instead it provides payment to approved providers for authorized services. If you are an Erie County resident and wish to find out more about becoming Medicaid eligible please contact the Erie County Jobs and Family Services.

Medicaid Waiver services provide additional services and supports to eligible individuals beyond what is offered through the State Plan services. There are a limited number of waivers available across Ohio. There are several Medicaid Waivers offered in Ohio for those individuals that meet the required level of care for that particular waiver. The Waivers administered through Developmental Disability services are the Individual Options (IO) Waiver, the Level One (LV1) Waiver, Self Empowered Life Funding (SELF) Waiver and the Transition Waiver. Funding for Waiver services is again part Federal and part local.

As there are a limited number of slots available for each waiver, the State of Ohio and County Boards of DD have established waiting lists for the IO, LV1, and SELF waivers. The transition waiver is closed to enrollment.

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