Established in 1982 under the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act/TEFRA (P.L. 97-248), the Katie Beckett Medicaid Program (KB), permits the state to ignore family income for certain children who are disabled. It provides benefits to certain children 18 years of age or less who qualify as disabled individuals under §1614 of the Social Security Act and who live at home rather than in an institution. These children must meet specific criteria to be covered.
Qualification is not based on medical diagnosis; instead it is based on the institutional level of care the child requires. Title 42 Code of Federal Regulations outlines the criteria used to determine eligibility.
Katie Beckett Fact Sheet - Updated 01/17/14
These forms are for informational purposes only. The criteria should only be interpreted by medical personnel.- Applications may be obtained from the county Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) office in the child's county of residence or by contacting the Centralized Katie Beckett Medicaid Team at 678-248-7449. The completed application should be mailed to:
Right From the Start Medicaid Project
Centralized Katie Beckett Medicaid Team
5815 Live Oak Parkway
Norcross, GA 30093-1700
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Pediatric DMA 6(A) - Updated 04/04/12
Instructions for Completing Form DMA - Updated 10/03/12
Medical Necessity Level of Care Statement - Revised 6/27/2011
- Instructions for completing Medical Necessity Level of Care Statement - Revised 6/27/2011
Tutorials - Documents under review
Deeming Waiver Manual - Posted 09/20/13
The files listed below are included in the above manual:
- Nursing Facility Level Of Care - Updated 09/20/13
- Intermediate Care Facility (ICF/MR) Level Of Care - Revised 4/25/06
- Hospital Level Of Care