Innovations Waiver

  • If you do not know about the Innovations Waiver, please search on our website NOW!
    • Over 15,000 are on the Registry of Unmet Needs, the wait list in NC for the Innovations Waiver
    • Waitlist is estimated to be approximately 10 years
    • About 13,000 actually have an Innovations Waiver, less than those on the wait list
  • Each LME/MCO** has a 1-800 number and website with information on how to apply for Innovations Waiver
  • Texas has over 100,000 on the wait list
  • Wisconsin has no wait list (the legislature automatically allocates funds)
  • 72% of people with IDD live with family; 25% of their caregivers are over 60 years old
  • To qualify for the Innovations Waiver you need some form of documentation that a disability occurred before the age of 22

 **   LME/MCOs in NC Local Management Entities – Managed Care Organizations (LME-MCOs) manage the care of beneficiaries who receive services for mental health, developmental disabilities or substance use disorders.