Katie Beckett is an eligibility category that allows certain children under age 18 who have long-term disabilities or complex medical needs and live at home, to become eligible for Medicaid coverage. This is presented by the Gwinnett County Parent Mentors and is for all parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services
Presented by Niyokia Sermons
Supervisor, Right from the Start
Medical Assistance Group, Centralized Katie Beckett Unit
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 10:00-12:30
OneStop Centerville (Community Center)
3025 Bethany Church Rd, Snellville, GA 30039
RSVP to Jackie McNair
by October 15, 2018
Additional Information from the state site [Editor’s note, it seems other states like Rhode Island, provide the program information in a more easier to understand. So please take advantage of this event]:
Which department or agency to I go to for services? It is so confusing.
It is a complex service system and there are different departments involved in the delivery of services. This explanation of each one may assist you in knowing where to begin:
The Division of Aging offers the Community Care Service Program (CCSP) waiver to provide in-home supports for people with disabilities and people who are elderly. They also serve children. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging to apply. The Department of Family and Children Service offers the Katie Beckett (Deeming Waiver), an eligibility category for Medicaid when family’s income is too high for them to qualify for SSI. Contact your local DFCS office to apply. Ask for the Medicaid Worker.
Q. What kind of waivers are available in Georgia?
The Katie Beckett or Deeming Waiver is an eligibility category for Medicaid, not a home or community-based waiver. It is for children under 18 whose parents income exceeds the limits required for them to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The Deeming Waiver takes the parents’ income out of the picture and bases the decision on the child’s needs. If the child qualifies for the Katie Beckett Waiver, they become eligible for services that are available under the regular state Medicaid plan. A family must first receive a denial letter from Social Security and then they can apply for the Katie Beckett Waiver through their local DFCS Office. For more information on the Katie Beckett Waiver, please click here.