Learn about our disability financial assistance for families.
Let us put our expertise to work for you! We can help you determine your eligibility for funding based on your unique needs and financial situation. Many of our services can be paid for privately, and some may be covered by insurance or medical assistance funding available through the state. Here are two of your options for financing disability programs.
Special Needs Trusts
We can work with your financial institutions, attorneys, and advisors to maximize the extent and utility of medical care funds, trusts, and settlements. We can also connect you with resources that allow an adult child, or other relative, to be supported by an aging parent’s assets.
Pennsylvania Waiver Program for Disabilities Services
Implemented in 1965, Pennsylvania’s Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) allow Pennsylvanians to live at home, even if they have a severe disability. There are HCBS programs for individuals with disabilities aged 18-59, and other programs for people aged 60 and older.
HCBS are offered through all three Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). UDS participates in all three MCOs, and we can help you enroll. To learn more, visit our Community HealthChoices page or call the UDS Resource Center at (888) 837-4235. You can also learn more about Community HealthChoices through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.