1. Be under 19 years of age;
2. Be disabled by standards in the Social Security Act;
3. Be a United States citizen or have acceptable immigration status;
4. Be a Wisconsin resident;
5. Live at home with their family;
6. Require a level of care at home that is typically provided in a hospital or nursing facility;
7. Be provided safe and appropriate care in the family home;
8. Not have income or assets in their name in excess of the current standards for a child
living in an institution; and
9. Not incur a cost of care at home to the Wisconsin Medicaid Program that exceeds the cost
Medicaid would pay if the child was in an institution.
All rules and benefits for card-covered services for the Wisconsin Medicaid Program apply to children who receive their card through the Katie Beckett Program. The Division of Health Care Financing administers the Medicaid Program and is responsible for ongoing assistance to families regarding coverage and benefit questions. Their toll free number is: 800-362-3002.
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.
821 E. 1st Ave, Suite 3
Appleton, WI 54911