People like Jaime have "Immediate Needs" and are not put on the new waiting list. This is because a county board must take action to meet their needs within 30 days. If they are on the transitional list, they are removed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this mean I will get a waiver in 30 days or less?
No. However, the county board shall take action necessary to ensure your immediate needs are met through alternative services or an available waiver.
My county board tells me they are going to meet my "Immediate Needs" without a waiver. Will I be put on the waiting list?
No. However, if your needs change, you can always come back to your county board and request another assessment.
OAC 5123-9-04(D)(1) and (D)(3)
If I don't want the type of services my county board tells me will meet my "Immediate Needs" and I reject those services, can I be put on the waiting list?
No. If you reject the offered services, the county board can't put you on the waiting list. You have the right to request a state hearing to appeal the board's decision.
OAC 5123-9-04 (H)(5) and (J)
Can a person have "Immediate Needs" if they are having some of their needs met but not all?
Yes. A person can have "Immediate Needs" while having some of their other needs met.
OAC 5123-9-04 (B)(5) and (B)(9) and (D)(2)
My "Immediate Needs" were met without a waiver, but I still have "Current Needs." Can I be put on the waiting list?
Yes. If you still have "Current Needs" that can only be met with waiver funding, you can be on the waiting list. A new Waiting List Assessment will be needed to determine if there are unmet "Current Needs" after your immediate needs were met.
OAC 5123-9-04 (D)(2)
These are just a few of the questions that people like Jaime have after their assessments. Do you have a question that is not answered here? Contact your local county board of DD to learn more.