Parent(s) contact the Katie Beckett Consultant located in the region where the family and child live. 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. The eligibility specialist will set up a meeting with the parents to review the application materials, verify certain documentation, answer questions, and complete the functional screen. The screen gives the eligibility specialist a picture of a day in the child’s life and determines if a child is functionally and financially eligible for Katie Beckett Medicaid.
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.