What is a Medicaid Waiver?
Waivers are used to supplement services provided through the South Carolina Medicaid plan. In South Carolina, there are nine waiver programs through the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). Three state agencies are responsible for operating the waivers. Each waiver provides different services and has different eligibility criteria. Call our Healthcare Connection Coordinators at 1-800-578-8750 for details.
Community Long Term Care (CLTC) operates home and community-based waiver programs for people eligible for nursing home care but who prefer to receive their services in the community.
Medically Complex Children’s Waiver (MCC) is a statewide program to serve children from birth to age 18 who meet either Nursing Facility or Intermediate Care Facility-Intellectually Disabled level of care and medical criteria.
South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) provides home and community-based waiver services. From this DDSN webpage, click on the links for more information on waivers provided by DDSN. Each link also will give you information on how to obtain each waiver.