The Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver provides funding for home and community-based services for children and adults who are chronically ill. The CAC Waiver is designed to serve persons with disabilities who would otherwise require the level of care provided in a hospital.
CAC Waiver services may be provided in your home, biological or adoptive family's home, relative's home (e.g. sibling, aunt, grandparent etc.), or a family foster care home or corporate foster care home. If you are married, you may receive CAC Waiver services while living at home with your spouse.
A screening process determines your eligibility for the CAC Waiver. You are eligible for the CAC Waiver if you meet the following criteria:
Once you are determined eligible to participate in the CAC Waiver, certain questions are asked about services including:
You can apply for the CAC Waiver at your local county agency or tribe (PDF). For more information, view the Community Alternative Care Waiver fact sheet (PDF).