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What the heck is a katie beckett waiver?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Apr. 13, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • "The Katie Beckett Waiver, also known as the Deeming Waiver or the 2176 Model Waiver, enables severely disabled children and adults to be cared for at home and be eligible for Medicaid based on the individual’s income and assets alone. Without the waiver, the income of legally liable relatives is counted when the individual is cared for at home. There is a long waiting list for this program, but families of severely disabled individuals who want to care for their family member at home are encouraged to apply."

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 1:00 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • Google it. Lots of results.

    Answer by sunshine06 at 12:55 PM on Apr. 13, 2010

  • What VeronicaLee wrote is basically correct, but every state administers the waiver differently with different qualifications. For example, in PA (the state), any child with a qualifying medical diagnosis is eligible for medical assistance regardless of parental income, but in IL they use a points system to qualify a child for the waiver. (basically, the more needs, the more points towards qualification).

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:16 PM on Apr. 14, 2010

  • Google.

    Answer by sstepph at 10:23 AM on Sep. 15, 2010