the Katie Beckett Program is for children under 19 years old with long-term disabilities or complex medical needs. Children who are not eligible for other Medicaid programs because their parents' income or assets are too high may be eligible for Medicaid through the Katie Beckett Program. The program is a special eligibility process that allows certain children who are residents of Wisconsin with long-term disabilities or complex medical needs, living at home with their families, to obtain a Wisconsin Medicaid card. https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/kbp/index.htm
The program is named after a child at the time from Iowa, Katie Beckett, whose mother advocated for the program.
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Wisconsin’s Department of Children and Families has a list of Acronyms and Definitions for Early Childhood here.
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