After an individual has been found eligible for home and community-based services, the funding request has been approved, and a service provider has been selected, the Designated Agency (DA)/Specialized Service Agency (SSA), or the Independent Support Broker if self/familiy-managing, along with the individual and his/her team, will develop a plan for supports. This plan is called an
There are two levels of funding committees for home and community-based services (HCBS): The designated agency Local Funding Committee, and the State Funding Committee.
Any individual who believes he or she has a developmental disability, or is the family member or guardian of such a person, may apply for developmental disabilities (DD) services.
The individual must apply for Medicaid, if they are not already a Medicaid recipient, as he or she needs to be approved for Medicaid prior to receiving any DD services.
There are three eligibility criteria that an individual must meet to receive any Developmental Disabilities (DD) services:
The Developmental Disability Services Division (DDSD) provides a variety of administrative, operations and programmatic functions that support the developmental disabilities (DD) services system.
Eligibility for Services
Addison County - Counseling Service of Addison County 802-388-7641
Bennington County - United Counseling Service, Inc. 802-422-5491
Information about other services offered by the State of Vermont can be found at these links:
Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) is a federally required process (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987) that prevents individuals with mental illness, intellectual disability, or a related condition from being admitted to nursing facilities until a full assessment is made and the least restrictive, most appropriate person-centered services are recommended to meet the individual's medical and disabi