LISS Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is determined for the applicant, the service/item requested, and the provider of service based on program regulations. Submitting an application does not guarantee funding.

Applicant Eligibility

  • An eligible applicant must meet one of the following two criteria.
  1. A child or an adult individual who is living in the home and has a severe chronic disability
    1. That is attributable to a physical or mental impairment, other than the sole diagnosis of a mental illness, or to a combination of physical and mental impairments and
    2. Is likely to continue indefinitely OR
  2. An adult who is living in the community and has a severe chronic disability that
    1. Is attributable to a physical or mental impairment, other than the sole diagnosis of a mental illness, or to a combination of physical and mental impairments and
    2. Is likely to continue indefinitely
  • Must be a Maryland Resident

If an applicant is selected in the random selection the following would need to be submitted to determine the applicant’s eligibility:

  1. Proof of eligible diagnosis/disability.
  2. Proof of Maryland residency
  3. Proof of identity
  4. Proof of Medical Assistance- applicable only to applicants aged 18 or older at the time of application.

Service Eligibility:

Below are a list of eligible services.  For more information on each service please see the Applicant and Family Reference Guide

Adaptive Equipment
Assistive Technology
Attendant Care/Personal Care
Behavior Support Services
Clothing
Community Integration (Non-Therapeutic)
Crisis intervention
Childcare
Daycare
Health related services & items
Home Modification/Barrier Removal
Identification Services
Individual and Family Counseling
Respite (in-home and via agency)
Summer Programs and Camps
Therapeutic Service
Training and Support
Transportation

Service Provider Eligibility

To be approved for funding, the applicant’s provider must meet the following requirements.

  1. Services may not be provided by a legally responsible guardian or parent
  2. The provider must provide the service or item between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
  3. Childcare services have specific requirements, such as current state licensure.
  4. Medical services and therapies have specific requirements, such as current state licensure.
  5. If a provider does not meet the requirements, the LISS agency will ask the applicant to acquire a provider that does meet the requirements.

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