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Physical Disability (PD) Waiver Program

physical-disabilityThe Physical Disability (PD) waiver serves individuals 16 to 65 years of age who meet the criteria for nursing facility placement due to their physical disability, who are determined disabled by social security standards, and who are Medicaid eligible.





Services

  • Assistive Services
  • Financial Management Services
  • Home-Delivered Meals
  • Medication Reminder Services
  • Personal Emergency Response System and Installation
  • Personal Care Services
  • Enhanced Care Service

Eligibility

To be eligible for the PD waiver, an individual must meet the following criteria:
  1. Be at least 16 years of age, and no older than 65 years;
  2. Be determined disabled by the Social Security Administration;
  3. Need assistance to perform activities of daily living;
  4. Meet the Medicaid nursing facility threshold score;
  5. Individuals who have been determined eligible for the Intellectual/Developmental Disability Waiver (I/DD)  ARE NOT eligible for the Physical Disability waiver;
  6. Be financially eligible for Medicaid.

Enrollment

To apply for the Physical Disability Waiver, contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). The ADRC will conduct a PD Functional Eligibility Assessment to determine functional eligibility for the PD waiver. Call 855-200-2372 to contact your local ADRC.

The Access Guide contains detailed information regarding enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many hours of service can an individual have when they need HCBS PD services?

  • Who do I call to get information when I need help?

  • What is self-direction?

  • How does the waiting list work?

  • Can I choose my workers?

Additional Information

For additional information or assistance you may follow the provided link to contact the KanCare Ombudsman.

Renewal Information

Find waiver status, renewal, and public comment information here: Physical Disability Waiver Information.

Contact Information

Program Manager:
Callie Simmons

Phone:
785-296-1708

Email:
Callie.Simmons@ks.gov

Fax:
785-296-0256

Mail:
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
New England Building
503 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603-3404