Interest List Reduction

Because the demand for Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services community-based services and supports often outweighs available resources, applicant's names may be placed on an interest list until services are available. However, some needs may be met through other programs until an applicant's name comes to the top of the list.

Applicants are placed on interest lists on a first-come, first-served basis. When a person's name comes to the top of the list, he or she will be contacted by a caseworker. When the caseworker determines that someone is eligible, that person will need to choose a provider to deliver services, if he or she has not already done so.

DADS received significant funding from the 80th Texas Legislature (2007) to serve additional persons from the Medicaid waiver and non-Medicaid community services interest lists. House Bill 1 provides $71.5 million in general revenue funds to address the interest lists at DADS.

Interest lists for community-based programs are managed either locally or statewide, depending on the program. The programs are:

  • Community Based Alternatives (CBA)
  • Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)
  • Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities (DBMD)
  • Home and Community-based Services (HCS)
  • Medically Dependent Children's Program (MDCP)

Allocations are based on available funding. People who have been on the interest lists the longest are enrolled first. Enrollment is done by

  • DADS regional employees
  • Local authorities
  • CLASS providers
  • DBMD

For information about how to apply for DADS services, visit the Help for Texans website.

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Interest List Reduction Report Summary Fiscal Years 2016-2017

Note: To see past reports, please click here.

April 2016

April 2016 Summary of Interest List Releases
Item CLASS DBMD HCS1 MDCP TxHmL1 Totals
Previous Biennium Counts As of August 31, 2015 54,083 221 73,004 20,540 50,680 198,528
Released/Removed from Interest List 2 Enrolled 4 242 23 1,332 508 687 2,792
Denied/Declined/Withdrawn 4 1,066 145 537 3,870 1,111 6,729
Pipeline 1,040 353 94 2,009 137 3,633
Total Releases This Biennium3 Since September 1, 2015 2,350 493 1,963 6,399 1,935 13,140
Added This Biennium New Requests 4,007 149 5,650 2,852 5,545 18,203
Current Interest List Counts As of April 30, 2016 56,200 57 78,034 18,567 56,123 208,981
  1. HCS and TxHmL counts for Released/Removed and Total Releases are derived from CARE data source, not CSIL, and provided by Local Authority staff.
  2. Released/Removed counts include individuals already in the pipeline as of August 31, 2015, excluding MFP.
  3. An individual may be counted more than once in the Enrolled and Denied/Declined/Withdrawn categories, but only once in Total Releases. Therefore, Release/Removal counts may be higher than the total count of released individuals.
  4. Totals unique individuals with close codes in this category, who also had a release date (except HCS and TxHmL, see note 1).

The total of Current Interest List Counts in the above table is a duplicated count. The unduplicated count across all five Interest Lists is: 108,414.

April 2016 Interest List Counts, by Years on List
Years on List CLASS DBMD HCS MDCP TxHmL
Individuals Percent Individuals Percent Individuals Percent Individuals Percent Individuals Percent
0–1 5,678 10.1% 57 100.0% 8,247 10.6% 4,199 22.6% 8,093 14.4%
1–2 4,828 8.6% - - 7,375 9.5% 5,197 28.0% 7,036 12.5%
2–3 4,965 8.8% - - 7,188 9.2% 4,317 23.3% 7,203 12.8%
3–4 5,251 9.3% - - 8,267 10.6% 4,392 23.7% 8,226 14.7%
4–5 5,835 10.4% - - 8,110 10.4% 460 2.5% 7,939 14.1%
5–6 7,006 12.5% - - 8,635 11.1% 1 0.0% 8,293 14.8%
6–7 6,381 11.4% - - 8,402 10.8% - - 7,827 13.9%
7–8 5,803 10.3% - - 6,766 8.7% - - 1,490 2.7%
8–9 5,081 9.0% - - 5,729 7.3% - - 3 0.0%
9–10 3,948 7.0% - - 4,652 6.0% - - 6 0.0%
10–11 1,424 2.5% - - 3,506 4.5% 1 0.0% 1 0.0%
11–12 - - - - 1,150 1.5% - - 6 0.0%
12-13 - - - - 4 0.0% - - - -
13-14 - - - - 2 0.0% - - - -
14-15 - - - - 1 0.0% - - - -
Totals 56,200 100% 57 100% 78,034 100% 18,567 100% 56,123 100%

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Updated: June 16, 2016