MI Choice Waiver Program
We focus and pre-plan to help our clients every step of the way so that they are able to enjoy their lifestyle with out going broke when needed the care they deserve. The State of Michigan offers options and Medicaid for elders. Everyone is eligible but its important that the information and applications are filed correctly and in time to protect your assets or life savings. To better plan and protect your future as well as your net worth allow us the time to help you from avoiding mistakes. A properly drafted estate plan is flexible enough so that a person remains eligible for government benefits. Parents especially need to realize that without careful planning, any inheritance may make their child ineligible for disability benefits which can be far more valuable than the inheritance itself.
MI Choice Wavier Program?
Nursing homes used to be the only choice for older or disabled persons who needed help caring for themselves. Today there may be the choice to stay in your home or a community setting, but you or a family member may need assistance in doing so.One program run by Michigan Medicaid is the MI Choice Waiver Program. It began in 1992 as the Home and Community Based Services for the Elderly and Disabled (HCBS/ED) waiver program. They now know it as the MI Choice Waiver Program, or simply, "the waiver."
Through this program, eligible adults who meet income and asset criteria can receive Medicaid-covered services like those provided by nursing homes, but can stay in their own home or another residential setting. The waiver became available in all Michigan counties October 1, 1998. Each participant can receive the basic services Michigan Medicaid covers, and one or more of the following services unique to the waiver: