The applicant’s name may be placed on an interest list and then contacted when services become available; ask for the CLASS Waiver Program’s interest list.
HHSC must be notified of any changes to address or telephone number while on list. An individual may be on the list for many years.
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.
Must also exhibit substantial functional limitation in at least three of the following areas of major life activities: learning, mobility, self-care, language, self-direction (age 1 and over), and 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.