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Minnesota Department of Human Services (BI)

Brain Injury Waiver
Disability Hub MN
1-866-333-2466

MN Relay
711 or 800-627-3529

Call your County Human Services Agency.
www.mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/people-with-disabilities/services/home-community/programs-and-services/bi-waiver.jsp

The Brain Injury (BI) waiver provides home and community-based services that promote the optimal health, independence, safety and integration of a person and who would otherwise require the level of care provided in a specialized nursing facility or neurobehavioral hospital.

Ages Served:
Enrolled before turning 65

Types of disabilities served:
Persons diagnosed with brain injury or related neurological condition that resulted in significant cognitive and behavioral impairment.

Area of Minnesota served:
Statewide

Eligibility criteria:
1. Eligible for the Medical Assistance program.
2. Certified disabled by Social Security or the State Medical Review Team. 3. Under age 65 at the time of opening to the waiver.
4. Determined to meet nursing facility or neurobehavioral hospital level of care criteria.
5. Have a completed BI Waiver Assessment and Eligibility Determination form.
6. Diagnosed with brain injury or related neurological condition that resulted in significant cognitive and behavioral impairment.
7. Have the potential to benefit from rehabilitative services.
8. Have an assessed need for supports and services over and above those available through the MA State Plan.
9. Have an assessed need for a specialized provider or rate to meet the personís impairments or services only available through the BI waiver.

Maximum amount individual can receive:
The waiver pays for the cost of the equipment, including necessary training or instruction on the use of the equipment.

Funding Assistance:

  • Purchase Device
  • Rent Device
  • Information and Referral

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
  • Recreation/Leisure
  • 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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