MFTD Waiver Families

Support for families of children in the Medically Fragile, Technology Dependent Waiver

Welcome to MFTD Waiver Families!

This website is your source for information about the MFTD Waiver from families who have participated in the program nearly from its inception. If you are new to the program, check out our About Page, learn how to Apply, and find out if your child will likely qualify.

Please feel free to contact us for more information about the program and support from other families in the MFTD Waiver. We have a Support Group on Facebook for family members.

Read below for updates on Advocacy issues related to the MFTD Waiver.

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We have a public page on Facebook and a private group for families. 

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Recent News

Pending Settlement in OB v. Eagleson

We are pleased to report that a settlement has been proposed in the case OB v. Eagleson (previously OB vs. Norwood). The settlement class includes all children under 21 who receive home nursing in Illinois through the MFTD or NPCS programs.

This settlement offers an increase in reimbursement rates for home nursing, with RNs reimbursed at $45/hr and LPNs reimbursed at $37.50, among other changes…

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NPCS Case settled

The lawsuit MA vs. Bellock, which alleged the state improperly reduced or eliminated nursing care for children in the NPCS program, has been settled. For more information, see this statement from Legal Council and this page on the settlement. Thank you to Legal Council for Health Justice, Bob Farley, and all the other assisting attorneys for their great work advocating for Illinois children!

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