Consolidated Waiver for Individuals with Intellectual Disability

The Pennsylvania Consolidated Waiver is designed to help individuals with an intellectual disability live more independently in their homes and communities and to provide a variety of services that promote community living, including self-directed service models and traditional, agency-based service models.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Age three and older
  • Level of Care 
    • Medical Evaluation
    • Diagnosis of an intellectual disability 
  • Recommended for an intermediate care facility (ICF) level of care based on a medical evaluation
  • Determined eligible for Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Meet the financial requirements as determined by your local County Assistance Office


  • Assistive Technology
  • Behavior Support
  • Companion
  • Education Support
  • Home Accessibility Adaptations
  • Home and Community Habilitation (Unlicensed)
  • Homemaker/Chore
  • Licensed Day Habilitation
  • Nursing
  • Prevocational
  • (Licensed) Residential Habilitation
  • (Unlicensed) Residential Habilitation
  • Respite
  • Specialized Supplies
  • Supported Employment
  • Supports Broker
  • Supports Coordination
  • Therapy
    • Physical
    • Occupational
    • Orientation, Mobility and Vision 
      • Behavioral 
      • Speech
      • Language
  • Transitional Work
  • Transportation
  • Vehicle Accessibility Adaptations


Consolidated Waiver Amendment, Effective July 13, 2016

Three teleconferences were held to inform the public of substantive changes included in both the Consolidated and P/FDS Waiver Amendments. These teleconferences were held on July 8, 2016, July 11, 2016 and July 19, 2016. A link to the PowerPoint used in the presentation is below.

PowerPoint Presentation Regarding Waiver Amendments Effective July 2016

Note: For historical and comparison purposes, the below link is accessible to view the previous approved Consolidated Waiver Amendment effective July  22, 2015. This waiver will be available at the link below until October 1, 2016:

Consolidated Waiver Amendment, Effective July 22, 2015