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Katie Beckett

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About the Program

The Katie Beckett Program is a special eligibility process that allows certain children with long-term disabilities or complex medical needs living at home with their families, to access Wisconsin Medicaid coverage. Eligibility for the Katie Beckett Program is based on the child’s disability and care needs rather than the family’s income. This program is for children who are living at home, but who need the kind of skilled health care or treatment that would be provided in a hospital or nursing home settings.

If your child is not eligible for Medicaid because your income or assets are too high, your child may be eligible for Medicaid through the special eligibility provisions of the Katie Beckett Program. All the following eligibility criteria must be met by your child.

  1. The child is under 19 years of age and determined to be disabled by standards in the Social Security Act;
  2. Requires a level of care at home that is typically provided in a hospital or nursing facility;
  3. Can be provided safe and appropriate care in the family home;
  4. As an individual, does not have income or assets in his or her name in excess of the current standards for a child living in an institution; and
  5. Does not incur a cost at home to the Medicaid Program that exceeds the cost Medicaid would pay if the child were in an institution.

This is a gateway to straight Medical Assistance, and does not provide any additional benefits to MA.

Application Process


Home Visit

Eligibility Determination (2-4 Month Process Unless Processed as a Presumptive)

Recertification (Done Annually)


Dane County: (608) 265-4102 (Becky Burns and Michelle Schumacher)


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