Supports for Community Living Waiver Branch
The Supports for Community Living (SCL) Waiver Branch of the Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DDID) provides staff support for and oversight of the Supports for Community Living waiver program. The SCL waiver program is a home- and community-based program funded by the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services and administered by DDID.
The SCL waiver program was developed for Kentucky citizens as an alternative to institutionalization. The focus of SCL is to allow a person to remain in or return to the community. Persons with developmental or intellectual disabilities who meet the requirements for residence in an Intermediate Care Facility for persons with Intellectual Disabilities, and who meet other Medicaid requirements, are eligible for this program.
Application to the SCL waiting list requires completion of an application and submission of required documentation. Application can be done in two ways:
- By helping someone create an account in benefind (https://benefind.ky.gov) and helping the person complete the application.
- For CMHCs and case management providers, by completing and submitting the application in the Medicaid Waiver Management Application (MWMA) using their logins. Click the "Case Management" link under "SCL Forms" in the Related Links box to access the MWMA.
Supports for Community Living offers the supports and services listed below. These are based on the individual's goals, choices and priorities as identified through a person-centered service plan. Click on a service in the list below to view a description of the service, or access the SCL Services page in the Related Links box on the right side of this page.
The staff for the SCL program is based in Frankfort and throughout the state to provide regional support to all SCL providers statewide. Resources available on this website include provider resources, detailed information about services offered, application information, and training opportunities.