MA-Waiver Programs

Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver

The CADI Waiver program provides funding for MA-Waiver services so that adults and children with disabilities can live in the community rather than in a nursing facility.

The CADI Waiver serves about 10,000 people annually and provides a wide range of services including adult day care, homemaker services, independent living services, and home delivered meals.


To qualify for the CADI Waiver, you must meet the eligibility criteria outlined here.

Additionally, a MnCHOICES assessment must determine that you need the level of care typically provided in a nursing facility. This means that you need additional assistance for at least one of the following:

  • Complex care management
  • A functional limitation
  • Complicating conditions
  • A cognitive or behavioral condition
  • Unstable health, frailty, or vulnerability, or
  • Rehabilitation or some other special treatment


As with other MA-Waiver programs, all CADI Waiver enrollees are also enrolled in Medical Assistance (MA) and have access to all services covered under MA. In addition, there are a number of other services available to people on the CADI Waiver.

Additional services covered under the CADI Waiver:

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