Medicaid Waiver

Indiana offers eight Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) programs that target specific groups. HCBS programs allow members to live in a community setting and avoid institutional placement. To be eligible for any HCBS program, you must meet Medicaid guidelines and HCBS program-specific eligibility guidelines.

Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) provides services for individuals with developmental disabilities that enable them to live as independently as possible in their communities.

Download BDDS Office locations to contact for more information and any questions about Medicaid Waiver.

Download Information Sheet instructions to help fill out the online Medicaid Waiver application.


Download fillable and printable, Medicaid Waiver Application to mail to your local BDDS District office.

More information about Medicaid Waiver

Family Supports Waiver (FSW)

Community Integrative and Habilitation Waiver (CIH)

Eligible individuals may receive authorized waiver services in conjunction with Traditional Medicaid. Authorized waiver services may include:

  • Adult Day Services
  • Case Management
  • Extended Services
  • Facility-Based Habilitation – Group
  • Facility-Based Support Services
  • Intensive Behavioral Support
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Prevocational Services
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Workplace Assistance
  • Behavioral Support Services
  • Community-Based Habilitation – Group
  • Community-Based Habilitation – Individual
  • Facility-Based Habilitation – Individual
  • Family & Caregiver Training
  • Music Therapy
  • Participant Assistance and Care (PAC)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychological Therapy
  • Respite
  • Transportation Services

In April 2019, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services kicked off the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities and Rehabilitative Services’ waiver redesign project in coordination and collaboration with stakeholders, and our contracted partner Human Services Research Institute. The waiver redesign project is a multi-year process to modernize and improve the services and supports array for Home- and Community-Based Services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Follow this link to learn more and get an update of upcoming public feedback webinar sessions.