HHS and the VA Fund Aging and Disability Resource Centers

Members | May 31, 2012

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing $25 million and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will make an additional $27 million available for the implementation of Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC). ADRCs provide counseling and streamline the eligibility determination processes for long-term service programs.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing $25 million in funding under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to up to 40 states for the implementation of Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) over the next 3 years.   

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will make an additional $27 million available through VA Medical Centers to help veterans with disabilities receive home and community-based services. 

PPACA had already authorized $10 million per year for fiscal years 2010 through 2014 for ADRCs. 

Further action by the Congress would be required to provide funding after fiscal 2014. 

HHS said that approximately 8 states will be selected competitively to accelerate the development over a 3-year period of single entry point models in ADRC, which provide counseling and streamline eligibility determination processes for consumers receiving long-term service programs.