Apply for Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program

This waiver program, formerly called the Community Care Services Program (CCSP), provides in-home and community-based services as an alternative to a nursing home.

  • A Medicaid waiver provides recipients certain services not normally covered by Medicaid for a person with intellectual, developmental, physical disabilities. These services can take place in the person’s home or in the community.
  • The Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program (formerly CCSP) serves frail, elderly, and disabled Georgians. It provides coordinated services in their home or community. 
  • The Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program can provide adult day care, alternative living services, personal care, home delivered meals, and respite care for family caregivers.

How Do I Apply for Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program?

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    Make Sure You’re Eligible

    To qualify, you must be eligible for Medicaid and:

    • Be at least 65 years old (or, if younger than 65, meet certain disability requirements),
    • Be impaired by physical limitations,
    • Choose to receive services in your home or community instead of a nursing home, and
    • Participate in only one waiver program at a time.
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    Gather What You’ll Need

    • Verification of income
    • Verification of assets, such as bank accounts or property
    • Verification of citizenship
    • Doctor approval for intermediate nursing home care
    • Doctor approval for the development of a care plan
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    Submit Your Application

    The Georgia Division of Aging Services administers EDWP through the Area Agencies on Aging. You can apply for EDWP by calling your Area Agency on Aging (AAA).

    • Call the toll-free, state-wide number for the Area Agency on Aging at 866-552-4464.
    • Once connected, an AAA staff member will screen you by asking questions about your situation.
    • This screening will determine eligibility and urgency of need, which affects your placement on the waiting list.
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    Next Steps

    • You’ll be contacted when your name comes to the top of the waiting list. You will undergo an in-home assessment to determine the level of care you need.
    • As part of the assessment, the nurse or care coordinator will work with you and your caregiver to develop a care plan.
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