To apply, families can call 888-786-3246. They will be connected with an eligibility specialist who will explain the Medicaid benefit and help the family decide whether they want to pursue enrollment in Katie Beckett.
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 or insurance changes, changes that may affect eligibility, or any problems in getting the Medicaid card by calling toll-free at 888-786-3246,