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What are the general eligibility requirements for home and community based (HCB) services authorized by home and community services (HCS) and hospice?
(1) To be eligible for home and community based (HCB) services and hospice you must:
(a) Meet the program and age requirements for the specific program:
(i) COPES, per WAC 388-106-0310
(ii) PACE, per WAC 388-106-0705
(iii) WMIP waiver services, per WAC 388-106-0750
(iv) New Freedom, per WAC 388-106-1410
(v) Hospice, per chapter 182-551
(vi) Roads to community living (RCL), per WAC 388-106-0250
(b) Meet the disability criteria for the supplemental security income (SSI) program as described in WAC 182-512-0050
(c) Require the level of care provided in a nursing facility described in WAC 388-106-0355
(d) Be residing in a medical institution as defined in WAC 182-500-0050
, or likely to be placed in one within the next thirty days without HCB services provided under one of the programs listed in subsection (1)(a);
(e) Have attained institutional status as described in WAC 388-513-1320
(f) Be determined in need of services and be approved for a plan of care as described in subsection (1)(a);
(g) Be able to live at home with community support services and choose to remain at home, or live in a department-contracted:
(i) Enhanced adult residential care (EARC) facility;
(ii) Licensed adult family home (AFH); or
(iii) Assisted living (AL) facility.
(h) Not be subject to a penalty period of ineligibility for the transfer of an asset as described in WAC 388-513-1363
(i) Not have a home with equity in excess of the requirements described in WAC 388-513-1350
(2) Refer to WAC 388-513-1315
for rules used to determine countable resources, income, and eligibility standards for long-term care services.
(3) Current income and resource standard charts are located at: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/manuals/eaz/sections/LongTermCare/LTCstandardspna.html.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.530, section 6014 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), and 2010 1st sp.s. c 37 § 209(1). 12-21-091, § 388-515-1506, filed 10/22/12, effective 11/22/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, and 74.09.530 and Washington state 2007-09 operating budget (SHB 1128). 08-22-052, § 388-515-1506, filed 11/3/08, effective 12/4/08.]