In 2019, the Minnesota Legislature authorized the Department of Human Services (DHS) to make system-level improvements to Minnesota’s disability waiver programs. The Waiver Reimagine project will accomplish the following:
- Ensure equal access and benefits across disability waiver programs. The programs will be responsive to a person’s needs, circumstances and preferences.
- Align benefits across waiver programs for people with disabilities, including consistent limits and allowable services
- Provide flexible and predictable benefit changes that recognize life changes and an increased use of technology
- Allow simplified administration that make waivers easier to understand for people who receive services, county and tribal administrators and service providers.
DHS looks forward to receiving input from people with disabilities and their families served by the waivers, lead agencies, providers and advocates during the length of this work.