Texas In-Home and Family Support Program (Community Services IHFS Grant)

Overview
Texas' In-Home and Family Support (IHFS), also known as the Community Services (IHFS) Program, is design to provide support to physically disabled individuals who do not also have intellectual disabilities.  The objective of the program is to offer financial support that will enable them to continue living independently in their home and not be institutionalized. IHFS Program participants can be granted up to $1,200 / year in financial assistance. 
 
Qualifications
In order to qualify for the IHFS Program, Texas residents must be over 4 years old and have a physical disability that functionally limits their ability to live independently. 

An individual's income is also considered a factor.  Participants can have annual incomes up to 105% of the Texas median income.  For the year 2013, this amount is approximately $50,000.  An individual's resources or assets are not a factor in eligibility.

Benefits
IHFS Program participants are given considerable flexibility in how they spend their annual grant.  The grant amount can be up to $1,200 and services and supports can include the following:

-Attendant Care
-Home Health Aides
-Homemaker Services
-Health Services
-Transportation
-Home Modifications (to accommodate for their disability)
-Respite Care
-Counseling
-Durable Medical Equipment / Assistive Technology
-Environmental Adaptations
-Training for Assistive Technology
How to Apply
The IHFS Program is available statewide however there may be waiting lists in certain areas of the state.  Contact your local Department of Aging and Disability office to apply.  One can also learn more on the DADS' IHFS webpage.


Use our Eldercare Financial Resource Locator Tool to find other public and private programs that can help pay for or reduce the costs of long term care for the elderly.
 
Page Reviewed / Updated - Feb. 2013