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.
- An eligible applicant must meet one of the following two criteria.
- A child or an adult individual who is living in the home and has a severe chronic disability
- 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
- Is likely to continue indefinitely OR
- An adult who is living in the community and has a severe chronic disability 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
- 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:
- Proof of eligible diagnosis/disability.
- Proof of Maryland residency
- Proof of identity
- Proof of Medical Assistance- applicable only to applicants aged 18 or older at the time of application.
Below are a list of eligible services. For more information on each service please see the Applicant and Family Reference Guide
Attendant Care/Personal Care
Behavior Support Services
Community Integration (Non-Therapeutic)
Health related services & items
Home Modification/Barrier Removal
Individual and Family Counseling
Respite (in-home and via agency)
Summer Programs and Camps
Training and Support
Service Provider Eligibility
To be approved for funding, the applicant’s provider must meet the following requirements.
- Services may not be provided by a legally responsible guardian or parent
- The provider must provide the service or item between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
- Childcare services have specific requirements, such as current state licensure.
- Medical services and therapies have specific requirements, such as current state licensure.
- If a provider does not meet the requirements, the LISS agency will ask the applicant to acquire a provider that does meet the requirements.