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 2014-2015

Note: To see past reports, please click here.

November 2015

November 2015 Summary of Interest List Releases
Item CLASS DBMD HCS1 MDCP TxHmL1 Totals
Previous Biennium Counts As of August 31, 2015 54,083 221 73,011 20,540 50,683 198,538
Released/Removed from Interest List 2 Enrolled 4 13 4 731 168 370 1,286
Denied/Declined/Withdrawn 4 438 52 335 1,049 573 2,438
Pipeline 1,096 240 811 3,452 737 6,346
Total Releases This Biennium3 Since September 1, 2015 1,549 297 1,877 4,674 1,680 10,077
Added This Biennium New Requests 734 48 882 623 838 3,125
Current Interest List Counts As of November 30, 2015 53,956 177 73,481 18,132 51,243 196,989
  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 four Interest Lists is: 102,574.

November 2015 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 4,471 8.3% 177 100.0% 6,511 8.9% 4,379 24.2% 6,016 11.7%
1-2 4,834 9.0% - - 7,178 9.8% 4,628 25.5% 7,139 13.9%
2-3 5,068 9.4% - - 7,501 10.2% 4,446 24.5% 7,501 14.6%
3-4 5,505 10.2% - - 8,378 11.4% 4,546 25.1% 8,246 16.1%
4-5 6,351 11.8% - - 8,334 11.3% 133 0.7% 8,080 15.8%
5-6 6,958 12.9% - - 8,806 12.0% - - 8,335 16.3%
6-7 6,096 11.3% - - 7,903 10.8% - - 5,867 11.4%
7-8 5,535 10.3% - - 6,244 8.5% - - 44 0.1%
8-9 4,743 8.8% - - 5,249 7.1% - - 8 0.0%
9-10 3,249 6.0% - - 4,202 5.7% - - 3 0.0%
10-11 1,146 2.1% - - 3,166 4.3% - - 3 0.0%
11-12 - - - - 3 0.0% - - 1 0.0%
12-13 - - - - 4 0.0% - - - -
13-14 - - - - 2 0.0% - - - -
Totals 53,956 100% 177 100% 73,481 100% 18,132 100% 51,243 100%

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Updated: February 8, 2016