Who is eligible
To be eligible for services, the person must have a diagnosed intellectual disability that results in a substantial functional limitation in three or more of the following areas of major life activity:
– Receptive and expressive language
– Capacity to live independently
– Capacity to become economically self-sufficient (age 18 and over)
A person may be eligible to receive services if the acquired brain injury results in substantial functional limitation in three or more cognitive abilities or physical functioning:
– Memory or cognition
– Activities of daily life
– Judgement and self-protection
– Control of emotion
– Physical health
Our Division serves a number of people with the following :
In order to be eligible for services through DSPD, a person must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, and a resident of the State of Utah.
We do not serve people whose only diagnosis is:
Find out if you or a loved one may be eligible for services
Call Toll-Free 1-844-275-3773
How does Intake Work?
DSPD has intake workers on staff whose primary responsibility is to work with you to determine if you or your loved one is eligible for services.
During the intake process, you will be asked to provide information to the Division which demonstrates your qualifying disability in one of the areas that DSPD serves. That information may include:
90 Days to Complete
You have 90 days to complete the intake process. If you are unable to complete the intake process within those 90 days, you will be placed on inactive status. You may continue your application at any time and are not penalized whatsoever when you are place on inactive status. If at any time you wish to continue the intake process, an intake worker will be more than happy to assist you.
If a significant amount of time has passed you will be responsible to update any information that is no longer current.
Notice of Agency Action and Hearing Rights Form
After you have submitted all information required, DSPD will mail you a Notice of Agency Action and Hearing Rights Form.
This form will inform you whether you have been determined eligible for DSPD services. It will also inform you as to your hearing rights, should you disagree with DSPD’s decision.
Once you have been determined eligible for DSPD services, you will be placed on a waiting list until sufficient funds are given from the Utah State Legislature to bring you off.
For more information on the Waiting List and how funds from the Utah State Legislature are used to bring people off the waiting list and into services, please look at our section on How the Waiting List Works.
Determine if you are eligible
To find out if you or a loved one may be eligible for services through the Division of Services for People with Disabilities, call us at 1-844-ASK-DSPD or 1-844-275-3773 and choose the apply for services option to speak with an intake worker;
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You may start the intake process immediately by completing one of the following applicable intake packets and returning it to the Division of Services for People with Disabilities.