Diagnoses of ADHD and schizophrenia do not qualify as “closely related conditions” under NOW/COMP

Topic: Medicaid Eligibility, Decided by: Judge Walker-Russell 
Docket Number: 0000000 , Decision Date: June 12, 2023 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

The Court denied an applicant’s request for benefits under Medicaid’s New Options Waiver/Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (NOW/COMP) because he did not meet the criteria of having an intellectual disability or a closely related condition. Although the applicant had been diagnosed with ADHD and schizophrenia before the age of 22, a “closely related condition” under NOW/COMP must be a condition other than a mental illness.

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