August 4, 2016

OBRA Waiver

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The OBRA Waiver is a Home and Community Based Waiver program that may help you if you have a developmental physical disability to allow you to live in the community and remain as independent as possible.

Services available to you may include:

  • Adult Daily Living
  • Accessibility Adaptations, Equipment, Technology and Medical Supplies
  • Community Integration
  • Community Transition Services
  • Home Health
  • Non-Medical Transportation
  • Personal Assistance Services
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
  • Prevocational Services
  • Residential Habilitation Services
  • Respite
  • Service Coordination
  • Structured Day Habilitation Services
  • Supported Employment

To be eligible, you must be:

  • A resident of Pennsylvania.
  • Age 18-59. Age 18-59 individuals who are currently in the waiver prior to 7/1/2006 will age in place. Individuals age 60 and older will be referred to the Aging Waiver.
  • Have a severe developmental physical disability requiring an Intermediate Care Facility/Other Related Conditions (ICF/ORC) level of care.
  • The disability must result in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following major life activities:
  • Self-care, communication, learning, mobility, self-direction and capacity for independent living.
  • Meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office
  • Other related conditions (ORCs) include physical, sensory, or neurological disabilities which manifested before age 22 and are likely to continue indefinitely.

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