Checklist To Apply For Children's and Young Adults' Home-Based Support Services (HBS)
The Independent Service Coordination agency (ISC) for your area will help you with all the steps outlined below.
- Contact the ISC agency for your area for help with the process to assess eligibility and apply for HBS services for your child. (Note: This is probably the agency that interviewed you and enrolled you on the PUNS database. If you are unsure of the contact information, please call 1-888-DDPLANS and, when prompted by the recording, type in your ZIP Code. You will be connected with your local ISC agency.)
- Gather any existing documentation from schools and other professionals that the ISC staff may be able to use for eligibility determination. (For example, a psychological evaluation completed within the past 5 years, any medical history, and any other applicable assessments.)
- Participate with your child in any needed additional appointments to complete eligibility determination.
- Work with the ISC agency to complete the application packet for HBS services. Receive an award letter authorizing services. Services may not begin until this award letter is received.
- Work with the ISC agency to gather information and complete the application for DD Waiver All Kids Medicaid, unless your child is already enrolled in a Medicaid program.
- Choose an agency to provide HBS Service Facilitation. ISC agency staff can provide information on these services and the agencies that provide these services.
- Work with the HBS Service Facilitator to plan services and complete an Individual Service Plan. You must also complete Service Agreements and Service Authorizations.