***CLASS services may not be available right away. The applicant’s name may be placed on an interest list and then contacted when services become available.
***Those interested in receiving CLASS are placed on an interest list by calling 877- 438-5658 and asking for the CLASS Waiver Program. The person will be contacted when funding becomes available. An offer of the CLASS Program depends on individual need and one’s date of placement on the interest list. Current contact information is required for each person on the CLASS interest list, and HHSC must be notified of any changes to address or telephone number.
CLASS services are available to Texas residents not living in an institutional setting who:
- Have been diagnosed with a related condition prior to age 22 as described in the Texas -Approved Diagnostic Codes for Persons with Related Conditions.
-Have a qualifying adaptive behavior level.
-Meet the level-of-care criteria for placement in an ICF/IID.
-Do not exceed specified income and resource limits.
-Are not enrolled in any other Medicaid waiver program.
-Demonstrate need for one or more services monthly. The diagnosis may be due to a condition such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, epilepsy, head injuries or any of the approved diagnoses for related conditions.
Individuals must also exhibit substantial functional limitation in at least three of the following areas of major life activities:
-Self-direction (age 10 and over)
-Independent living (age 10 and over)
A case management agency (CMA) and a direct services agency (DSA) help CLASS
Program individuals in organizing various services needed to achieve maximum
levels of independence. Services provided are based on the unique needs of the
individual and on an individual plan of care (IPC) developed by the service planning
team, which includes (at a minimum) the individual, the case manager and DSA