Frequently Asked Questions

When applying for a Long Term Care Children's Choice Waiver, should both parents sign the application so their assets can be searched?

If the parents are not waiving the first month of coverage, or they are requesting review for retroactive coverage, then they will be required to consent to an Authorization of Verification Resources.

Will one parent sign the application and the other sign the Authorization for Verification of Resources form?

If one parent signs the application, then the other will be required to sign the Authorization for Verification of Resources form or they can both sign the form.

Since Children's Choice Waiver is only based on the parent's income for the first 30 days, will the periodic wage checks continue to be done on the parents' assets after that?

No, the parents’ assets are not deemed to the child after the first month for the Children’s Choice Waiver. So the Authorization for Verification of Resources search will not be done on the parents after the first month.

How are cases handled that involve separated parents, unmarried parents, or an absent parent?

A parent whose resources are subject to deeming is one who lives in the same household with the child and is the natural, adoptive or legal parent or is the legal spouse of the natural, adoptive or legal parent. If the parents do not live together, then the assets of the absent parent are not considered and a consent form is not needed from the absent parent. If the natural, adoptive, or legal parents live together with the child, their marital status does not matter. In this case, the resources of both parents are considered and an Authorixation for Verification of Resources form is needed.

What happens if the parents applied for and received a Children's Choice Waiver for their child when the child was a minor and now the child is an adult (age 18 and up)?

When the child reaches 18, the agency will request consent for Authorization for Verification of Resources from the child.

Does an 18-year-old adult child have to sign a new application or an Authorization for Verification of Resources form?

The 18-year-old adult will need to sign an Authorization for Verification of Resources form, and complete any subsequent renewal forms.

What if someone is physically unable to sign the Authorization for Verification of Resources form?

Anyone who holds power of attorney can sign on behalf of the individual.

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