Eligibility for HCA is based on both financial need and the individual’s functional needs. The individual shall meet eligibility for both financial and functional requirements to be approved for an HCA payment.
To be financially eligible, the client shall:
1. Be approved for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits; or,
2. Meet all eligibility criteria required for Aid to the Needy Disabled – State Only (AND-SO) program; or,
3. Have been receiving both Old Age Pension (OAP) grant payments and HCA as of December 31, 2013 and remain continuously eligible for both benefits.
A case manager will meet with the applicant to determine if they meet the functional requirements of the program.
HCA cannot be received while receiving Home and Community Based Services.
HCA is designed to serve individuals with the lowest functional abilities and the greatest need for paid care.
To apply you must complete an application and meet with a member of our staff to review your application. If you are legally or common-law married, each person has to apply separately.
There are several ways to apply. After you have applied, we will contact you for a required interview.
The HCA program requires that eligibility be reviewed annually. You will be mailed a packet or notified by PEAK that it is time for you to complete your application through their site.
You must complete, sign, and return the redetermination by the date listed on the paperwork.
You can turn in your redetermination by one of the following methods:
Verification of current income, resources, or other items may be required at redetermination.
You will be mailed a notice or notified to check your PEAK account for the status of the redetermination once it has been completed.