Important Update: Largest funding increase in recent history to reduce iBudget Waiver waiting list.

Lawmakers have agreed to spend an additional $95 million a year to provide more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities access to services they need to live in their communities and out of institutions.

“We are very excited about (the $95 million). It will certainly help with getting a larger number of individuals off the waitlist than what we originally anticipated,” said Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Executive Director Valerie Breen.

Read more about this funding and its impacts here.


What's Important to Know

Florida has the fourth-largest economy in the United States, yet currently ranks 49th in Medicaid spending to provide services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Such services, including personal care, are critical for the survival of thousands of Floridians.

We urge for changes that will provide consistent funding to keep people in their homes and communities.

Preserve the iBudget Waiver Recommends:

  • Make sure there are correct estimates of what services are needed and how many people will use them, as more people are needing support every year.
  • Make sure there is enough money to move people off the iBudget Waiver waitlist. The waitlist should be reduced by 10% each year.
  • Increase the rates that direct service providers are paid for all Personal Support iBudget Waiver services.

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