Long Term Services and Supports- Eligibility

Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) are available for eligible individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities who need a certain level of care and meet the eligibility criteria.


Individuals must meet both the financial and functional/clinical “level of care” need to qualify for Medicaid Long Term Care. In addition, a person's resources (cash, savings, etc.) must be less than $4,000.

Please note: if a person's monthly income is over a certain amount, he/she may have to pay towards the cost of his/her LTSS services.

Highest Level of Care - People who have needs that meet the criteria for the 'Highest' Level of Care have the option of (1) nursing facility care or (2) home and community-based care.

High Level of Care - People who have needs that meet the criteria for the 'High' Level of Care are eligible for home and community-based services, but NOT for nursing home care.

For more information concerning the levels of care, visit the LTSS Levels of Care and Home Modification Items page or the RI Executive Office of Health and Human services - Long Term Services and Supports page for complete details.

For additional information about the scope of certain covered services, see the following fact sheets:

To speak with a LTSS specialist, you may call your local LTSS office.

  • Providence LTSS – Home and Community-Based Services (401) 415-8455
  • Providence LTSS – Nursing Homes (401) 415-8455
  • Cranston LTSS (401) 462-5182 (now located at the Providence LTSS Office (401) 415-8455)
  • East Providence LTSS (401) 415-8455
  • Newport Office (401) 851-2100 or 1-800-675-9397
  • Woonsocket LTSS (now located at the Providence Office) (401) 415-8455

1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347) For Urgent Care