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Minnesota Department of Human Services - Elderly Waiver

Elderly Waiver Program
Senior Linkage Line
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-3844
Senior Linkage Line
Fax: 651-297-7855

MN Relay
711 or 800-627-3529
www.mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/seniors/services/home-community/programs-and-services/elderly-waiver.jsp

The Elderly Waiver is a program that funds home and community-based services for people age 65 and older who require the level of care provided in a nursing home and choose to live in the community. You must qualify for the Medical Assistance program to be eligible for Elderly Waiver services.

Ages Served:
65 and older

Types of disabilities served:
The applicant should have limitations or dependencies present that would require nursing or certified board care facility level of care

Area of Minnesota served:
Statewide

Eligibility criteria:
1. Be age 65 or older.
2. Be eligible for the Medical Assistance program.
3. Need nursing home level of care as determined by the Long-Term Care Consultation process.
4. Need services that Elderly Waiver can provide for less than the cost of care in a nursing home.

Maximum amount individual can receive:
Dependent on individually determined budget limits.

Additional notes:
Funding may be used for installation, maintenance, and repair.

Funding Assistance:

  • Purchase Device
  • Rent Device

Services Funded:

  • Ordering

Device Funded:

  • Aids for Daily Living
  • Beds/Bed Modifications
  • Computers
  • Hearing
  • Home/Building Modifications
  • Mobility Seating and Positioning

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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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