Initial and Ongoing Eligibility Requirements for the Community Choices Waiver
Applicants for, and current participants of the Community Choices Waiver (CCW) must meet residency, level of care, and financial eligibility requirements. Please review the CCW Program Fact Sheet and Application, which is found below, for additional information.
- Review the Participant Handbook for eligibility and level of care assessment information. (Spanish translation)
- Contact the Benefits and Eligibility Specialist in your area.
- Select a case management agency.
- Complete the Community Choices Waiver Application. (Spanish translation).
- A Public Health Nurse (PHN) will contact you to schedule the LT101 level of care institutional assessment. Please be available to meet with the PHN.
Resources for Participant Rights
CCW Participant Direction
Participant direction is an optional service delivery method that offers Community Choices Waiver program participants an alternative to receiving services through traditional provider agencies. With traditional private agencies, an organization decides within the limits of your service plan, which employee(s) to send out to help you with essential functions of life, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and meal preparation. Participant direction means that you have decision making authority over some of your waiver services, such as who you hire to help you with these same essential functions of life and you accept the responsibility for taking a direct role in managing them. You can direct your own services, or you can select someone you trust to direct services on your behalf.
CCW Participant Direction Rights Information
As someone receiving services through the Community Choices Waiver you have
the same basic legal, civil, and human rights as people not receiving services
through an HCBS waiver.
Your case manager must inform you of your rights and responsibilities as part of the
service planning process. Your case manager must review each right and
responsibility with you and answer any questions that may arise. You have a right to:
- Be informed of your rights prior to receiving waiver services
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- Be supported to exercise your rights as a participant in the waiver
- Voice grievances, without fear of discrimination or reprisal
- Have your property treated respectfully by those providing services
- Choose to receive your services in a nursing facility or receive your
services through waiver programs
- Freely choose qualified provider(s) to deliver services
- Receive services from approved, qualified, and willing providers
- Request a fair hearing and be informed of how to access that process
- Receive services without regard to your race, religion, creed, gender,
national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or disability
- Privacy, including confidentially of personal records, within the scope
of Wyoming statute and HIPAA requirements
- Submit complaints or grievances related to rights violations or
provision of services and have those complaints responded to
- Participate in the development, review, and approval of your service
plan and in any changes to that service plan
- Have input into who, when, where, and how services are provided
- Be informed about the services to be provided and to be informed
about any changes in amount (increase or decrease), additional
services and/or discontinuation of services
- Refuse services or treatment and to be informed of the consequences
of your decision
- Assume reasonable risks and have the opportunity to learn from these
CCW Participant Direction Forms
CCW Participant Direction required forms and documents for participants and employers of record can be found on the HCBS Document Library, under the under the CCW Participant/EOR Required Documents tab.