The Medicaid Community Care Waiver (CCW)
The Medicaid Community Care Waiver (CCW) is a program for individuals with developmental disabilities that pays for the services and supports they need in order to live in the community. Administered by DDD, the CCW is funded by the state, with assistance from the federal government’s Medicaid program.
The CCW is a critical component of the Division's ability to provide services in the community to individuals with developmental disabilities. Without the CCW, New Jersey could only use Medicaid funding to help provide services to these individuals if they resided in an institution. The federal government allowed states to create waivers, including the CCW, as a way to help individuals with specific needs avoid institutionalization and return to or remain in the community.
CCW EligibilityIn order to enroll on the CCW, individuals must be eligible for DDD-funded services; must meet the specified level of care for Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) and also must meet specific Medicaid requirements regarding income and resources. DDD works with individuals to help establish whether or not they meet these Medicaid requirements.
CCW 2013 Renewal and AmendmentsThe Divison of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is in the process of renewing the Community Care Waiver (CCW), which was due to expire on September 30, 2013. It was submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in July 2013, and the Division is continuing to work with CMS on its renewal.
The Division is also working on amendments to the CCW, so please continue to check this page for information and materials.
07.11.2013 CCW Renewal Webinar with Dawn Apgar, Deputy Commissioner
07.11.2013 CCW Renewal Slide Presentation
08.21.2013 CCW Renewal Frequently Asked Questions
08.21.2013 Community Care Waiver Draft Service Definitions and Qualifications
CCW Renewal 2008-2013Renewal CMS 2008 – 2013 Community Care Waiver - Approved