Hi! My name is Kim. 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 "Current Needs." This means that
I have needs right now or I will have needs some time in the next 12 months, but I am not at serious risk of harm if no action is taken within 30 days.
After talking it over with my county board...
We have come up with a plan to meet all of my assessed needs without a waiver. This means I don't have to wait for services because I can have all of my needs met without a waiver.
What happens next?
My county board will work with me to link me with services and supports to meet all of my "Current Needs" without a waiver. These services could be offered by the county board or be 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 needs can be met with non-waiver resources. If I was on the waiting list before September 1, 2018, I will be removed.
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 Kim's FAQ