Seniors who are 65 or over and meet financial and medical requirements may qualify for assisted living financial assistance in Indiana. You may be able to get help paying for assisted living through Indiana’s Aged and Disabled Medicaid waiver program. This program is aimed at people who would prefer to remain in their home or an assisted living facility as an alternative to nursing home admission. Below, learn what services are available through the program and the eligibility requirements. 

Aged and Disabled Waiver overview

The Aged and Disabled waiver pays for many necessary assisted living services, but it’s important to note that room and board (rent) at facilities is not covered. Some services can be self-directed through the waiver, which means that seniors are allowed to choose their own caregiver and medical providers. This waiver also provides help for seniors who want to transition from a nursing home to an assisted living facility or back into their own home.

Other services include:

  • Health care coordination
  • Personal attendant care
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Accessibility modifications
  • Personal emergency response system
  • Nonmedical transportation

Aged and Disabled Waiver eligibility

There are several requirements to meet to qualify for the Aged and Disabled waiver. The program has a limited number of open slots per year, which means you may not receive services right away if the slots are full. You’ll also need to sign up for Medicaid before you can receive services. If you meet the eligibility requirements below, you can apply for the waiver through your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA).

Aged and Disabled requirements include:

  • Must be 65+, disabled or blind
  • Need a nursing facility level of care
  • Reside at home or an assisted living facility (or are planning to transition to one of these settings)
  • Have income at or below 300% of the maximum Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Have countable assets of $2,000 or less