Parent(s) contact the Katie Beckett Consultant located in the region where the family and child live. CAP Services’ Katie Beckett Program consultant covers Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Menominee, Portage, Shawano, Sheboygan, Washington, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago counties. Additional information is available on the web at dhs.wisconsin.gov/kbp
The Katie Beckett Consultant explains the program and assists the family in deciding whether or not the Katie Beckett Program is the best Medicaid option for their child. If a parent decides to apply, the consultant will send an application packet. A home visit is required in order for the consultant to meet the child, review the application materials and answer questions.
Eligibility determination for the Katie Beckett Program is a two-part process. The Disability Determination Bureau first makes the disability determination using Social Security Act standards. After that decision, the Katie Beckett Program staff assess all other eligibility criteria.
A re-certification of eligibility is required every year after the initial approval or whenever significant changes in the child’s condition occur.