The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR),
Bureau for Medical Services today announced the Intellectual/Developmental
Disabilities (IDD) Waiver Program will release 200 slots to accommodate
individuals on the wait list. The new
slots are a result of the cost savings and
efficiencies of the program.
“The Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Waiver is important to
many residents and their families as it provides an alternative to
institutional care,” said Cindy Beane, Commissioner for DHHR’s Bureau for
Medical Services. “These additional slots allow DHHR to continue serving this vulnerable
The IDD Waiver Program assists individuals who have intellectual and/or
developmental disabilities in achieving the highest level of independence and
self-sufficiency possible. Individuals must be determined medically and
financially eligible for services.
In addition to the 200 slots to be released in January 2019, the
program released 62 new slots and 106 rollover slots in July 2018.
For more information on the IDD Waiver Program, visit dhhr.wv.gov/bms.