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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. The CCW is funded by the state, with assistance from the federal government’s Medicaid program. DDD administers the CCW.

The CCW is a critical component of DDD’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.

Updates on the Community Care Waiver Application
Update as of December 30, 2013:
The Division is continuing to work with CMS on the CCW Renewal.  CMS has granted the Division an additional 90 day extension of the current CCW, which will now expire on March 29, 2014.

September 24, 2013:
CMS has received the state’s CCW Renewal application and has asked for additional information.  Division staff have begun to work on answering these questions and providing additional documentation that is necessary for the renewal.  At this time, the Division has been given a 90 day extension of the current CCW.  Once the Division has completed the work for the Renewal application we will start to solicit input from stakeholders for the CCW Amendment.  Please continue to check back on this page for updates to both the CCW renewal and amendment.
CCW Renewal 2013
The Divison of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is currently in the process of renewing the Community Care Waiver (CCW).  The current CCW is due to expire on September 30, 2013.  The  renewal was submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in July 2013, with the renewed CCW to go into effect on October 1, 2013. 

DDD will be working on additional amendments to the CCW soon. Please continue to check here for additional information and materials regarding the CCW Renewal.

07/11/2013 - Webinar with Dawn Apgar, Deputy Commissioner

07/11/2013 - PowerPoint Presentation from Webinar with Dawn Apgar, Deputy Commissioner

08/21/2013 - CCW Renewal Frequently Asked Questions 

08/21/13 - DRAFT - CCW Service Definitions and Qualifications

Who can enroll on the CCW?
In order to enroll on the CCW, individuals must be eligible for DDD-funded services, meet the specified level of care for Institutional Care Facilities for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) and also meet specific Medicaid requirements regarding income and resources. DDD works with individuals to help establish whether or not they meet these Medicaid requirements.

Community Care Waiver Documents

Renewal CMS 2008 – 2013 Community Care Waiver - Approved

All questions or comments about the CCW Renewal should be sent to:
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