Applying for Services
These Medicaid waiver programs support eligible Georgians with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
A Medicaid waiver is money that may be used to pay for services for a person with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities. These services can take place in the person’s home or in the community.
NOW and COMP are for eligible people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who require an intermediate care facility.
NOW offers services and support to enable individuals to remain living on their own or in their family home and participate in the community.
COMP serves individuals with more intensive needs, primarily those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who require residential care.
NOW/COMP programs are accessed through six regional DBHDD field offices.