Many different funding sources may be used to pay for supports and services to enable individuals with disabilities and their families to live their preferred life. Once an individual has access to these sources of funding, he or she, with assistance from the circle of support, can develop an individualized budget based on the service and support needs identified through person-centered planning.
Medicaid is the most common funding source for long-term care supports and services for adults with a disability. These supports and services are typically provided through a Medicaid HCBS waiver. Frequently, Medicaid funded programs allow participants some level of choice and control over their supports and services, especially personal assistance services.
The federal government's Medicaid site
includes information on Medicaid and other programs.
This site provides links to location and contact information for local offices of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where you can apply for low-income housing.
DisabilityInfo.gov offers a wide range of information on Social Security benefits, veterans' benefits, work incentives, supplemental insurance coverage, vocational services and other income supports.
This website provides Medicaid information for people with cognitive disabilities.