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Home and Community Based Waiver

Home and Community Based Waiver Overview

Wisconsin Home and Community Based Services Waiver Programs are Medicaid funded programs which assist individuals to live in their homes or in their community instead of a long-term care facility or nursing home. Medicaid pays for identified services and supports depending on the community waiver program which the individual with a disability has chosen to participate in. The community waiver programs in Wisconsin are: 

  • Family Care 
  • Family Care PACE and Partnership
  • IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct) 

Who the Home and Community Based Waiver Serves

Criteria which will determine your eligibility in a WI Home and Community Based Waiver Program: 

You (are): 

  • Elderly, blind, or disabled
  • Age 18 or older
  • Meet the income and asset rules
  • Meet the nursing home or non-nursing home functional level of care
  • A citizen of qualifying immigrant and a resident of Wisconsin
  • For IRIS, you live in your own home or in the community

NOTE:  You may also be able to enroll in a community waiver program if you are enrolled in Medicaid or receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income). 

How GT Independence Supports You

GT Independence is a Fiscal Employer Agent (FEA) serving and supporting the State of Wisconsin Family Care, Family Care PACE and Partnership, and the IRIS program. Home and Community Based Waivers are offered through long-term supports and services programs: 

Call to Action

For More Information about the long-term home and community-based programs in Wisconsin, you will need to contact your local Aging, Disability, Resource Center (ADRC). You may find your local ADRC by calling Member Services at 800.362.3002 (voice) or 711 (TTY). You may find the county you live in at . If you know the county you live in, you may find your local ADRC at (map) and ADRC contacts 

For a list of the Tribal ADRC in Wisconsin