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Money Follows the Person (MFP) Waivers

MassHealth has two MFP waivers.

These are home- and community-based services (HCBS) waivers designed to help MassHealth members move from a nursing facility or long-stay hospital back to their community. The MFP waivers help by making the move from the facility to the community easier and by providing community-based services.

The two MFP Waivers are:

  • MFP Residential Supports (MFP-RS) waiver – for people who need supervision and staffing 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • MFP Community Living (MFP-CL) waiver – for people who can move to their own home or apartment or to the home of someone else and receive services in the community.

Eligibility Criteria for MFP Waivers

To qualify for one of these waivers, an individual must

  • be living in a nursing facility or long-stay hospital for at least 90 days;
  • either be
    • 18 years of age or older and have a disability, or
    • 65 years of age or older;
  • meet the clinical level-of-care requirements;
  • need MFP waiver services;
  • be able to be safely served in the community within the terms of the MFP waivers; and
  • meet the financial requirements to qualify for MassHealth Standard. Special financial rules exist for waivers participants.

Also, for the MFP-RS waiver, the person must need residential support services with staff supervision 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Services Offered to Waiver Participants

All waiver participants will work with a case manager to develop their individual service plan that will include their goals and the waiver services and supports the participant needs in the community.

In addition, if you are enrolled in one of the MFP waivers and need behavioral health services (mental health or substance use disorder services), you may be eligible to receive these services through the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP). MBHP works with MassHealth and your waiver case manager to help you get the behavioral health care you need.

MFP Waiver services include the following:

Yes means the service is available
No means it’s not available

Residential Habilitation (group home) Yes No
Shared Living – 24-Hour Supports Yes No
Assisted Living Services Yes No
Day Services Yes Yes
Family Training Yes Yes
Home Accessibility Adaptations Yes Yes
Individual Support and Community Habilitation Yes Yes
Occupational Therapy Yes Yes
Orientation and Mobility Services Yes Yes
Peer Support Yes Yes
Physical Therapy Yes Yes
Prevocational Services Yes Yes
Skilled Nursing Yes Yes
Specialized Medical Equipment Yes Yes
Speech Therapy Yes Yes
Supported Employment Yes Yes
Transitional Assistance Services Yes Yes
Transportation Yes Yes
Adult Companion No Yes
Chore Service No Yes
Community Family Training No Yes
Home Health Aide No Yes
Homemaker No Yes
Independent Living Supports No Yes
Personal Care No Yes
Respite No Yes
Shared Home Supports No Yes
Supportive Home Care Aide No Yes
Vehicle Modification No Yes

MFP Waiver Application Process and Applications

You may submit MFP waiver applications any time. Send your completed MFP Waiver application to:

UMass MFP Waiver Unit
333 South Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Additional Resources

MFP Waiver Brochures

Additional Resources

For more information about the MFP waivers contact:

UMass MFP Waiver Unit
333 South Street
Shrewsbury, MA  01545
Phone: 855-499-5109
TTY: 800-596-1746 for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech disabled


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