If you are trying to work out if someone is eligible for services funded by OPWDD (e.g. MSC, family support services, day services, and other Medicaid waiver services) this short questionnaire can help you work out your first steps. Please take 5 minutes to answer the questions here to ensure you are on the right track. If after you've completed this questionnaire, you have questions about a specific case please feel free to call us at 212.273.6182 for more information.
This short interactive questionnaire is designed to help give an idea of eligibility requirements in New York State. Remember every situation and person is different, to review your particular case, you can call us directly at 212.273.6182 for more help. The guidelines are dictated by OPWDD, and eligibility determination is ultimately made by the local OPWDD offices (known as DDROs). You can download more comprehensive information and memos about eligibility directly from OPWDD’s site. This information is subject to change at any time.
You answered that the person lives outside of New York State.
Other states have different criteria and different services. If you live elsewhere, you will need to contact your local state developmental disability office. If you are not sure who or where, you can check our state by state resource list.
If you would like more information about services, you can look at our services section. If you have questions about a specific case, feel free to call us at 212.273.6182.
That is the end of our short questionnaire.