Transitional Services

Transitional Services

Transitional services covers items and expenses necessary and reasonable for a person to transition from an eligible setting to his/her own home.

  • Age 18 or older
  • Moving from an eligible setting to his/her own home
  • Moving to a setting where these items and expenses are not normally furnished
  • Not able to access transitional services from other funding sources (e.g., community nonprofit organizations).
A person must also:
  • Be enrolled on the BI, CAC, CADI or DD waiver or be reasonably expected to enroll within 180 days
  • Remain enrolled on the waiver for no less than 180 days after moving from the eligible setting to his/her own home.
Eligible settings

A person can use transitional services to move to his/her own home from any of the following eligible settings:

  • Adult foster care homes (corporate and family)
  • Hospitals
  • Institution for mental diseases (IMD)
  • Intensive rehabilitation treatment and Rule 36 settings
  • Intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities (ICDs/DD)
  • Nursing facilities
  • Registered housing with services establishments (e.g., customized living)
  • Unlicensed settings (e.g., a person’s own home or family home).

Own home

A person’s own home is a setting that he or she owns, rents or leases that is not operated, owned or leased by a provider of services or supports.

Covered Services

  • Essential furniture (e.g., bed frames, box spring and mattress, dining table and chairs, dressers, lamps, sofas)
  • Lease or rental deposits
  • Household supplies (e.g., cleaning supplies, dishes, drinking glasses, flatware, pots and pans, sheets, towels)
  • Moving expenses (e.g., moving vehicle rental, packing, unpacking)
  • Pest and allergen treatment of the home
  • Utility set-up fees and deposits
  • Window coverings.

Service Amount

Transitional services can give you the money to get furniture and household items you’ll need for your new home. You can get up to $3000, including:

  • Up to $1700 for moving expenses, including your security deposit or first month’s rent and application fee
  • Up to $1000 for furniture, like a bed, couch, chair or table
  • Up to $300 for household items, like dishes and towels