Katie Beckett Program: Eligibility

In order to be eligible for Wisconsin Medicaid through the Katie Beckett Program, a child must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be under 19 years of age

  • Be disabled by standards in the Social Security Act

  • Be a United States citizen or have acceptable immigration status

  • Be a Wisconsin resident

  • Live at home with their family

  • Require a level of care typically provided in a hospital or nursing facility

  • Be provided safe and appropriate care in the family home

  • Not have income in their name in excess of the current standards for a child living in an institution

  • Not incur a cost at home to the Wisconsin Medicaid program that exceeds the cost Medicaid would pay if the child were in an institution

Last Revised: February 4, 2021