Waiting Lists

In Ohio, County Boards of DD manage a waiting list for Home and Community-based Waiver services and other services as appropriate to that county. A County Board must establish a waiting list if available resources are not sufficient to meet the needs of all individuals who request home and community-based services. This includes waiting lists for the Individual Options waiver, Level 1 waiver, and the Self-Empowered Life Funding (SELF) waiver.

People on the waiting list receive a waiver in this order, which is required by law:

  • Emergencies – The law defines an emergency as any situation where there is a risk of substantial self-harm or substantial harm to others if action isn’t taken within 30 days. Examples of emergencies include loss of residence, loss of a caretaker, and abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
  • Priorities – Priority categories are defined in statute and rule. The ACBDD determines if a priority category exists on a case-by- case basis.  Generally, we are able to refinance local expenditures and serve emergencies, individuals with intensive needs or individuals who are living with aging caregivers as a priority.
  • Date of Request – Waiver services also are offered based on the date you were added to the waiting list.

At the Allen County Board of DD your SSA can help you get added to any of our waiting lists. If you do not have an SSA you can contact our intake staff at 419-221-1385 and they will determine eligibility to be added to the waiting list. Each year we send out a summary of your waiting list date and the number you are on the list. It is required you return an annual update so we can keep your waiting list data current.

If you have any questions about the Waiting Lists or process at the Allen County Board of DD please contact: