Money Follows The Person

The Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration grant is an initiative to support adults with disabilities or the aging, transition from an institutional setting (i.e., skilled nursing facilities or state habilitation centers) to specified community settings.  Eligibility for services and the development of transition plans are coordinated with the Department of Health and Senior Services Regional MFP coordinator, MERIL’s Transitional Coordinator, the participant, nursing facility and family members, if available.

Eligibility Criteria:

      • Currently residing in skilled nursing facility for a period of not less than ninety (90) consecutive days
      • Eligible for Medicaid benefits for at least one day while residing in the nursing facility.  The Medicaid benefits must be in effect immediately prior to the day of enrollment in to the MFP Demonstration.
      • Eligible for Medicaid benefits after the transition to the community
      • Moving to qualified housing in which the health and welfare of the individual can be assured
      • Eligible for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), including nursing facility level of care
      • Agreeable to the terms set forth in the MFP Participant Agreement, which must be signed by the participant.

The Transition Plan Must Include:

        • Housing support preferences and needs
        • Personal care support preferences and needs
        • Medical and behavioral support needs, including a risk management plan
        • Community building/networking support preferences and support needs
        • Transportation needs
        • Assistive technology, adaptive equipment, and mobility needs
        • Employment/day activity preferences and support needs

MFP participants are eligible for the MFP Demonstration grant funding of up to $2,400 per individual to assist with transition costs for the first year of transition.  The funds can be utilized for the following:

          • Current rent/utility deposits (one time only)
          • Cleaning supplies
          • Toiletries
          • Household items, including the purchase of furniture
          • Groceries (one time only)

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