In order for
the DDA to determine whether a person is eligible, the person or someone acting
on their behalf must complete the DDA application process. The process includes completing the DDA
Application for Eligibility, submitting supporting documentation, an interview
by a DDA representative, and a DDA determination.
DDA Applicaton for Eligibility
A person can
complete the DDA Application for Eligibility. If needed an individual can
request assistance in completing the DDA
Application for Eligibility. To
request assistance, please contact the Regional Office. The application can also be
downloaded from the DDA’s website, mailed to you, or you can pick one up from
any of DDA’s four (4)
located in Central, Eastern, Southern, and Western Maryland. Once the
application is submitted, you should receive a letter in about 5-7 business
days informing you of the date your application was received. If you don't
receive a letter, please call the Regional Office.
Interview - Face to Face Assessment
initial request for assistance or the application has been received, a DDA
representative will contact you to schedule an interview and review the
information. The DDA typically assigns
an independent case manager referred to as a Coordinator of Community Services
(CCS) to assist with the application process.
The CCS will submit the application or updates to the application,
supporting documentation, and information obtained during the interview to the
DDA Regional Office.
DDA Eligibility Determination
The DDA Regional Office will assess all the information to
determine whether the applicant meets either of the DDA eligibility categories
- Developmentally Disabled or Supports Only.
They will also determine a priority category - Crisis Resolution, Crisis
Prevention, Current Request, or that services are needed in the future. If needed they will consult with a subject
Developmentally Disabled Eligibility
Support Only Eligibility means:
and their representatives will receive a formal letter from the DDA stating the
eligibility and priority category determinations. The letter includes information related to
requesting a reconsideration and appeal rights.
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