Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP/DA)

What is CAP/DA?

A Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) program authorized under section1915(c) of the Social Security Act and complies with 42 CFR § 440.180, Home and Community-Based Waiver Services. This waiver program provides a cost-effective alternative to institutionalization for a Medicaid beneficiary who is medically fragile and at risk for institutionalization if home- and community-bases services approved in the CAP/DA waiver were not available. These services allow the beneficiary to remain in or return to a home and community-based setting. This waiver supplements, rather than replaces, the formal and informal services and supports already available to an approved Medicaid beneficiary.

Who is eligible for CAP/DA?

  • A disabled adults 18 years old and older.
  • An individual who is determined to require a level of institutional care under the State Medicaid Plan.
  •  An individual who needs at least one or more CAP/DA home-and community-based services based on a reasonable indication of need assessment that must be coordinated by a CAP/DA case manager.