The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved Virginia’s Waiver redesign for implementation. This affects the ID, DD, and Day Support Waivers.  The waivers will now be called the Community Living (CL), the Family and Individual Support (FIS), and the Building Independence (BI) Waivers, respectively. Implementation started on  September 1, 2016.

As we have more information we will be updating this page. Central point for intake for all waivers will be the Community Services Board serving your area. Below are the numbers for our local CSB’s:

Arlington: 703-228-1700
Alexandria: 703-746-3400
Fairfax: 703-324-4400

Please visit our updated  “All About Waivers – Navigating Medicaid Waivers” page.


In case you missed our October First Fridays Futures Planning Session.  In this presentation, learn about CCC+, DDW changes, EPSDT, federal policy (a lot of acronyms, right?). What options are available from Medicaid, to Medicare, to private health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, to GAP Insurance in Virginia to resources for individuals otherwise ineligible for these programs.



Do you have a family member who is in need of services such as respite, personal care, or modifications to their home so that they may remain there? If so, you need to find out more about Medicaid Waivers! Below is information to get you started!

NEW! Consumer Directed Attendant Guide August 2016 – Understanding and utilizing consumer directed services to get the help you need in your home and community.


Now CCC Plus formerly EDCD – Elderly or Disabled with Consumer Direction 

This waiver allows persons with physical disabilities and those aged 65+ who meet the nursing facility level of care to remain living at home and in the community. Services offered under this waiver include: facilitator expenditures and consumer-directed personal assistance services.


Newsletter Archives – The Arc of Northern Virginia sends its Waiver clients periodic newsletters to keep them informed of changes, updates, advocacy events and other important news pertaining to service delivery in Virginia. Click to see an archive of recent newsletters.