Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver


The Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver (CADI) is a home and community-based services necessary as an alternative to institutionalization that promote the optimal health, independence, safety and integration of a person who would otherwise require the level of care provided in a nursing facility.

Services Provided

Covered services include:
  • 24-hour customized living
  • 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Adult companion services
  • Adult day care/adult day care bath
  • Behavioral support
  • Caregiver living expenses
  • Case management
  • Case management aide
  • Chore service
  • Consumer directed community supports (CDCS)
  • Crisis respite
  • Customized living
  • Environmental accessibility adaptations
  • Extended home care services
  • Family training and counseling
  • Foster care
  • Home delivered meals
  • Homemaker
  • Housing access coordination
  • Independent living skills (ILS) training
  • Prevocational services
  • Residential care services
  • Respite care
  • Specialized supplies and equipment
  • Supported employment services
  • Transitional services
  • Transportation

General Eligibility

To be eligible for the CADI Waiver, a person must choose the CADI Waiver and meet all of the following criteria:
  • Certified disabled by Social Security or the State Medical Review Team (SMRT) process
  • Determined by the case manager/service coordinator to need nursing facility level of care
  • Eligible for Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Has an assessed need for supports and services over and above those available through the MA State plan
  • Under the age of 65 years at time of opening to the waiver

Nursing Facility Level of Care Criteria

To meet the requirements for a Nursing Facility Level of Care (PDF), a person must demonstrate the need for assistance because of one or more of the following:
  • Cognitive or behavioral condition
  • Existence of complicating conditions
  • Frailty or vulnerability
  • Functional limitation
  • Need for complex care management
  • Need for restorative and rehabilitative or other special treatment
  • Unstable health


You may enroll in the program by:
  • Completing the Fillable Intake Form
  • Contacting your county's social services or public health department intake at 218-327-2941
  • Contacting your health plan provider if you are already on Medical Assistance
  • Logging onto the MinnesotaHelp website
    • MinnesotaHelp is online directory of services designed to help people in Minnesota identify resources such as human services, information and referral, financial assistance, and other forms of aid and assistance within Minnesota. It is especially rich in resource information for seniors and their caregivers, people with disabilities and their caregivers, parents and families and low-income people. This information is available in other forms to people with disabilities by contacting us at 651-431-2600. TTY users can call through Minnesota Relay at 800-627-3529. For Speech to Speech Relay, call 877-627-3848. For additional assistance with legal rights and protections for equal access to human services programs, contact our agency's ADA coordinator.