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Katie Beckett Waiver

This program enables children (21 years of age and younger) with severe disabilities to be cared for at home and be eligible for Medicaid based on the child's income and assets. Without this waiver, the income and assets of legally liable relatives are counted when the person with a disability is cared for at home. While there is a long waiting list, families of individuals with severe disabilities who want to care for their child at home are encouraged to add their name to the waiting list. In the interim you may benefit from services available under Community First Choice


  • individuals age 21 and under with a severe disability
  • must not exceed established income and asset limits
  • would otherwise require care in a nursing home or ICF/ID
  • able to meet all other home and community-based Medicaid requirements

Learn more. To find out about the Katie Beckett Waiver, please call the Community Options Unit at the Department of Social Services at 1-800-445-5394 (Toll Free). Or call 860-424-4904 locally in the Hartford area.

Date Modified: 07/24/2018

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