• Make Sure You’re Eligible

    To qualify for NOW and COMP, you must already be eligible for Medicaid and:

    • Have a diagnosis of an intellectual disability prior to age 18 and/or a closely related developmental disability, such as severe forms of cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or autism prior to age 22; 
    • Have significant deficits in adaptive functioning in specific areas; and 
    • Require the level of care provided in an intermediate-care facility for people with intellectual disabilities.
     
  • Gather What You’ll Need

    • Proof of citizenship
    • Social Security and Medicaid card
    • Relevant psychological reports and/or documents from schools or other intermediate care facilities
     
  • Fill Out and Submit Your Application

    You can apply for these waiver programs by mail or in person.

     
  • Next Steps

    • Funding and types of services will be recommended based on DBHDD’s assessments.
    • If you are eligible for NOW/COMP, service providers will develop an annual service plan based on your strengths, needs, and interests.
    • NOW/COMP services must be renewed every year.