Katie Beckett Program - Program Eligibility

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

  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 (PDF, 134 KB) 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 in their name in excess of the current standards for a child living in an institution (Effective 10/01/2009, children under the age of 19 are not subject to an asset test);

  9. 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: January 23, 2017