Customized Case Management to suit individual needs.
The Case Management Team works with qualified individuals enrolled in the Hennepin County CADI (Community Access for Disability Inclusion) Waiver, Brain Injury Waiver, and Elderly Waiver programs by connecting participants to an extensive range of home and community-based services, enabling people to live as independently as possible in community settings.
Currently, MCIL’s Case Management Team serves adults ages 18-67 on the Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) waiver, Brain Injury (BI) waiver, and Elderly Waiver (EW) programs. Case Managers connect participants to an extensive range of home and community-based services, enabling them to live independently as possible in community settings.
MCIL’s team is deeply committed to helping participants pursue and achieve their personal goals. As a Center for Independent Living we take a holistic approach to helping individuals fulfill their desire to lead a productive, self-determined life.
For individuals who are in the process of seeking a waiver, or were denied a waiver, there are several options and resources available:
MCIL Classes include driver’s education, budgeting, short term one-to-one assistance with menu planning, nutritional information, developing resumes, self-advocacy skills, bus training, or IL skills training.
Individual Advocacy: MCIL Individual Advocates work one-to-one with people with disabilities to help solve daily living concerns and overcome barriers that stand in the way. From navigating a governmental bureaucratic maze to setting and achieving personal goals to gaining new skills and training, MCIL is a partner in each individual’s progress.
SOAR (assisting people who are homeless or at risk of applying for SSI):
SOAR and Social Security Benefits Advocacy providers can help individuals apply for Social Security benefits. To find a local provider, visit their online directory or contact the Disability Hub MN at 1-866-333-2466 or www.disabilityhubmn.org.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I access Case Management services through MCIL?
To access waiver Case Management Services, an individual must be enrolled in disability-based Medical Assistance (MA) and will need to receive a MnCHOICES assessment to determine eligibility for an MA-waiver program. Individuals can request to start the process by contacting their county’s human services office. MCIL Case Management current contracts with Hennepin County. For additional information, MCIL offers a downloadable PDF for each of the waiver programs we support:
Hennepin County residents who believe they may benefit from an MA-waiver program should contact Hennepin County Front Door Social Services by phone at 612-348-4111 or by email and request a MnCHOICES assessment. Individuals who want to work with MCIL for Case Management services should let the Certified MnCHOICES Assessor performing the MnCHOICES assessment know that they want to engage MCIL for their Case Management.
What counties have contracts with MCIL Case Management?
Currently, Hennepin County holds a contract with MCIL for Contracted Case Management.
We provide services to individuals on:
Brain Injury Waiver (BI)
Elderly Waiver (EW)
What kind/type of help can I get with a waiver?
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has a helpful document that provides an overview of Waiver and Alternative Care programs.
I have a waiver and want to change my Case Management provider to MCIL. What are the steps to make a change?
To change Case Management to MCIL, an individual must first notify the supervisor at their current agency that they want to switch Contracted Case Management agencies. The individual or current case manager can contact MCIL to determine if we are currently accepting case management referrals.
Once an individual determines they want to change their Case Management provider to MCIL and that MCIL is accepting referrals, the individual’s current case management agency will begin the transfer process, which involves contacting Hennepin County and transferring paperwork. This process can take anywhere from two weeks to a month. For additional questions, please contact your current case manager’s supervisor directly.
What kind of services can I expect to get from my Case Manager?
Waiver/Alternative Care (AC) case management provides people and their families with access to assessment, person-centered planning, referral, linkage, support plan monitoring, coordination and advocacy related to waiver services, resources, and informal support not necessarily funded through the waiver.
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