Katie Beckett Medicaid: How to Apply

Parent(s) contact Katie Beckett Medicaid staff, called eligibility specialists, by calling 888-786-3246 or emailing. Please use email for general questions only. Do not include confidential information about your child or family.

The Katie Beckett eligibility specialist explains the program and assists the family in deciding whether Katie Beckett is the best Medicaid option for their child. If a parent decides to apply, they will receive 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. This is the first part of the two-part eligibility process.

The application is sent to the Disability Determination Bureau (DDB) for the second part of the eligibility determination. DDB does their own investigation into a child’s needs to determine if ;they are disabled by Social Security Act standards.

A recertification of eligibility is required every year after the initial approval or whenever significant changes in the child’s condition occur.

Members should notify the program of address changes, changes that may affect eligibility, or any problems in getting the Medicaid card by calling toll-free at 888-786-3246.

Last Revised: June 16, 2021