The Children’s Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Program is a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver program that provides services for children with severe disabilities.
The waiver program allows Wisconsin to use Medicaid funding tor community-based services.
The program is administered in Milwaukee County by the Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services’ Disabilities Services Division.
Children who have severe physical, developmental, or emotional disabilities may be eligible for the program. Children must meet the following criteria:
- The child must have a Disability Determination from SSI Medicaid, Katie Beckett Medicaid, or State Waiver Medicaid.
- The child must meet financial requirements in accordance with Medicaid guidelines.
- The child must meet a Level of Care as determined through an assessment and functional screen.
Services funded through the CLTS waiver are based on the child’s assessed needs and the outcomes for the child that are developed with the family/caregiver.
Examples of services could include:
- Home modifications for a child with a physical disability
- Respite care
- Therapeutic services
- Adaptive aids
The CLTS waiver is currently a pilot program administered by the Disabilities Services Division of the Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services.
To make a referral, families should call the Disabilities Services Division for a brief telephone assessment.
Referrals can be made from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday by phone.
Providers may not make a referral on behalf of someone or their family.
The family will be contacted by a representative of Milwaukee County to schedule a home visit to further explain the program, complete an assessment of the child’s functioning, and complete the required paperwork.
The child must:
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Live in Milwaukee County
- Have a verified diagnosis
- Meet functional eligibility
- Meet financial eligibility
The family is assigned an ongoing Support & Service Coordinator who will work with the family to initiate services and continue to provide support to child and family.