Hello! My name is Jaime. Recently, I had a conversation with my county board to talk about my needs. We completed the Waiting List Assessment, and we discovered I have "Immediate Needs." This means that I have needs right now, and if those needs are not met within 30 days, I will be at serious risk of harm.
Common examples of situations creating a serious risk of harm include, but are not limited to:
What happens next?
My county board will work with me to link me with services and supports to meet my "Immediate Needs." These services could be paid for by the county board, by a waiver, or through community-based alternative services, such as those offered by another government agency.
Will I be put on the waiting list?
NO. I am not put on the waiting list because my county board must take action to meet my needs within 30 days. If I was on the waiting list before September 1, 2018, I will be removed, and my county board will take action to meet my needs as soon as possible.
What rights do I have?
If I disagree with the outcome of my assessment, I have the right to appeal. My county board will give me information about how to make an appeal.
No matter what the outcome of my assessment, if my needs change, I can ask my county board to go through the assessment process again.
Read more questions our friend has about the new statewide assessment process in Jaime's FAQ