You do not have to get DD Waiver services all the time to continue to be eligible. For example, you may have qualified for DD Waiver services, but do not need them every month. You would still be eligible.
But to stay eligible, you must get at least one DD Waiver service once a year. Even if you only use one DD Waiver service (like respite or a medical alert bracelet), you would still be eligible.
If you are on the DD Waiver, your IPP must be reviewed each year. Your IPP must list all services (including DD Waiver services) you get.
Important! If you get the DD Waiver through institutional deeming, your eligibility for the DD Waiver could end if you get no waiver services for a year and your next IPP lists no waiver services. Medi-Cal will send you a Notice of Action. If you disagree, you can appeal.