What Is Utah DSPD Eligibility Going to Do For My Family?
If Utah DSPD has determined you or a loved one is eligible for DSPD services, the next step will be to assess an individual’s needs by using the Needs Assessment Tool. The tool will determine the severity of an applicant’s disability, the urgency of services needed, the parent or caregiver’s ability to care for the applicant. These factors will all help to determine the applicant’s position on the waiting list. Unfortunately, the DSPD cannot typically offer immediate services to eligible applicants based on funding constraints allocated by the Utah State Legislature.
As funding becomes available to Utah DSPD, individuals on the waitlist are notified by an intake worker and are brought into Utah DSPD services. When on the waitlist, it is possible that depending on funding, DSPD may be able to provide short-term services such as family skill-building and preservation classes, respite care, and more.