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Michigan Children Waiver Program

Children Waiver Program Overview

With the Children’s Waiver Program (CWP), you can get help caring for a child at home. The program uses Medicaid funds to bring support and services into your own home—for medical or behavioral needs. Your child must have a developmental disability that has been documented. And, they must be in need of consistent care that is at the level usually found at an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID). This program can help children keep and/or develop the skills they will need to live as independently as possible.

Who the Children Waiver Program Serves

  • Children under age 18 
  • Children living with a birth or legally adoptive parent or with a relative who the court has named as legal guardian (and is not paid to provide foster care for the child)
  • Children identified as needing a consistent and aggressive program of in-home services and supports 
  • Children who meet specific Medicaid income requirements 

With the Children Waiver Program, You [Participants] Can…

  • Aid your family in the care of your child 
  • Help your child learn how to be independent and part of the community 
  • Decide which services you need, such as transportation or making your home more accessible
  • Choose who your caregiver will be and be able to hire and fire them if needed
  • Schedule when and where your caregiver provides services 
  • Continue to live a life of your choosing

How GT Independence Supports You

At GT, we believe that you should have the freedom to choose how to live your life. This includes choosing who provides your needed support. 

We take a person-centered approach for your financial management services here at GT. This means we work hard to provide you with an exceptional customer experience. As your advocates for self-direction, we’re here to help you live the life you choose. We do this by:

  • Coordinating your enrollment paperwork 
  • Conducting background checks for your employees
  • Handling time tracking, tax filings, and insurance
  • Processing payroll and issuing payments to your employees 
  • Assisting with verifying your employee’s citizenship status  
  • Creating and maintaining files 
  • Assisting members with resolving questions and complaints  

Call to Action

To learn if your child qualifies to receive services through this program, please contact your local Community Mental Health Services Program. Or, call a customer service representative at GT Independence today:

Toll-free: 877.659.4500