LISS Eligibility | Am I Eligible for Low Intensity Support Services Program?




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

Individuals who are enrolled in a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver program (with the exception of the Model Waiver) OR are receiving DDA services (with the exception of Coordination of Community Services or CCS) at the time of random selection are not eligible for LISS services.

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
      • An eligible disability means the individual has a severe chronic disability that:
        • is attributable to a physical or mental impairment, other than a sole diagnosis of mental illness, or to a combination of physical and mental impairments; and
        • is likely to continue indefinitely.
    2. Proof of Maryland residency
      • Applicants must be a Maryland resident.
    3. Proof of identity

Service Eligibility

Below is a list of eligible services. For more information on each service please see the Applicant and Family Guide.  Applicant and Family Guide 2023

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

Service Provider Eligibility

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

      1. Provider’s administration fee my not exceed 15% of the total cost of item/service.
      2. Services may not be provided by a legally responsible person.
      3. The provider must provide the service or item between July 1st and June 30th of the current fiscal year, with the exception of summer camps, summer programs, and therapeutic programs, which are extended until August 31st of the following fiscal year.
      4. Childcare/Adult care services have specific requirements, such as current state licensure.
      5. Medical services and therapies have specific requirements, such as current state licensure.
      6. 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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