How can I apply for CCSP(Medicaid Waiver) for senior? I have tried calling Atlanta Regional Commission but no answer, left messages but never got a call back.

A) I’m sorry to hear that you have not been able to reach the Atlanta Regional Commission. According to the website, you can apply for the Elderly and Disabled Waiver Program (formerly CCSP) by calling 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. 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.

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. To qualify, you must be eligible for Medicaid and have physical limitations that require the level of care provided in a nursing home. The income limit for individuals receiving care in the community is $2,382 per month as of 2021. There is also an asset limit of $2,000 for individuals and $3,000 for couples. However, some assets are exempt, such as your primary home, one vehicle, and personal belongings.

I hope this information helps you to apply for the CCSP waiver program. 

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