Youngkin announces $300 million to support Virginians with developmental disabilities

Governor Glenn Youngkin made an announcement yesterday that an additional $300 million over the next two years will fund waiver slots for every Virginian with a developmental disability on a priority one waiting list.

3,400 Virginians are currently on the waiting list for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Developmental Disability waiver slots.

Individuals on the priority one list urgently need services and support offered by the waiver in a year or less.

Waivers can cover services like:

  • medical care
  • employment support
  • assistance for community living
  • behavioral interventions
  • assistive technology
  • medical goods

Governor Yougnkin’s Right Help, Right Now plan has increased the waiver slots and reduced the waiting list including 500 slots signed into the budget earlier this year.

An additional 600 slots were approved for the 2024 budget by the General Assembly.

To view the Governor’s announcement, click here.

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