Hey there! My name is Tracy. 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 at some point 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 some of my assessed needs without a waiver. However, we also determined that some of my other needs cannot be met unless I get a waiver. This means I need a waiver for all of my needs to be met.
What happens next?
My county board will work with me to link me with services and supports to meet my "Current Needs" as much as possible without a waiver. These services could be offered by the county board, or they could be community-based alternative services, such as those offered by another government agency.
Will I be put on the waiting list?
If my county board is unable to immediately enroll me on an available waiver, then YES, I will be put
on the waiting list. If I was already on the waiting list before September 1, 2018, I will keep my original date of request. If I was not already on the list, I will be placed on the list with a new "status date."
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 Tracy's FAQ