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Minnesota Department of Human Services (DD)

Developmental Disabilities Waiver
Disability Hub MN

MN Relay
711 or 800-627-3529

Call your County Human Services Agency.

The Developmental Disabilities (DD) waiver provides home and community-based services that promote the optimal health, independence, safety and integration of a person who meets the waiver eligibility criteria and who would require the level of care provided in an Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.

Ages Served:
All ages

Types of disabilities served:
A person must meet all of the following: 1. In need of continuous active treatment. 2. Have a diagnosis of developmental disability or a related condition. 3. Require a 24-hour plan of care. 4. Require aggressive and consistent training due to an inability to apply skills learned in one environment to a new environment.

Area of Minnesota served:

Eligibility criteria:
1. Eligible for the Medical Assistance program based on a disability diagnosis.
2. Have a developmental disability or related condition.
3. Determined to meet ICF/DD level of care criteria.
4. Require daily interventions, daily service needs and a 24-hour plan of care.
5. Assessed to need a residential habilitation service.
6. Have made an informed choice of waiver services instead of ICF/DD services.
7. Have an assessed need for supports and services over and above those available through the MA State Plan.

Maximum amount individual can receive:
Adaptive modification/equipment costs are individually negotiated and authorized according to client need by the county or tribe within the county or tribe's budget.

Additional notes:
Assessment, initial and on-going equipment training and evaluation, and equipment maintenance.

Funding Assistance:

  • Purchase Device
  • Loan Device
  • Rent Device

Services Funded:

  • Consultation/Observation
  • Assessment/Evaluation
  • Fitting
  • Training
  • Fabrication (custom)

Device Funded:

  • Aids for Daily Living
  • Beds/Bed Modifications
  • Computers
  • Communication
  • Education/ Employment
  • Electronic Aids
  • Home/Building Modifications
  • Mobility Seating and Positioning
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Transportation

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For listing updates contact:

STAR Program
358 Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-2640 or toll free 888-234-1267(voice)
MN Relay: 711 or 800-627-3529
Fax: 651-282-6671

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