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Katie Beckett Medicaid: Eligibility

There are certain criteria children must meet to qualify for Katie Beckett Medicaid.

They must:

  • Be under age 19.
  • Meet the definition of “disabled” under the Social Security Act.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or qualifying immigrant.
  • Be a Wisconsin resident.
  • Live at home, in a foster care setting, or in another eligible community-based setting.
  • Require the kind of care typically provided by a hospital or long-term care facility.
  • Receive safe and appropriate care at home.
  • Not have income in their name that is more than the current income limit for those living in an institution. 
  • Not receive care at home that costs more than the care they would receive in a long-term care facility covered by Medicaid.

Learn how to apply

Have questions?

If you have questions about eligibility for Katie Beckett Medicaid, contact an eligibility specialist by calling 888-786-3246, emailing, or faxing 608-226-5420.

To learn more about other services available for children and families through Medicaid, see our Medicaid and Children’s Services Program Benefits Overview, P-02996. You can also learn more on our Children’s Services Programs: Cross Comparison, P-02991.

Last revised May 18, 2023