Independent Care Waiver Program (ICWP)

The Independent Care Waiver Program (ICWP) in Georgia offers personal, in-home support services to help adult Medicaid recipients with severe physical disabilities live in their own homes or in the community, instead of an institution such as a nursing home or hospital.

What is Provided Under ICWP?

Services provided through ICWP depend on the person’s needs. They may include:

  • Homemaker Services
  • Personal Care Services
  • Companion Services
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Respite Care for Family Caregivers
  • Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Emergency Response System
  • Environmental Modifications (Home Modifications)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies

ICWP Eligibility Guidelines

  • Must be a Medicaid Member
  • Must be between ages of 21 and 64 when applying
  • Do not have a primary diagnosis of mental disorder/mental illness
  • Must have a severe physical disability and/or traumatic brain injury
  • Must live in their own home or community instead of hospital or nursing home
  • Must be capable of directing their own services
  • Individuals with TBI do not have to meet this criteria
  • Their physical impairment or TBI must substantially limit one or more activities of daily living and require assistance from another individual.
  • Must be medically stable but at risk of placement in a hospital or nursing facility because community based support services are not available