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New Hampshire State Medicaid Waiver Program Application Guide

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  • New Hampshire State Medicaid Waiver Program Application Guide




    Waiver #1: Home Care For Children with Severe Disabilities (Also known as Katie Beckett Program)


    Who Can Apply?

    Circumstances/Diagnosis: Any child under 19 who is diagnosed with any type of severe disability (this can include autism). The state requires that individuals need at least an intermediate care facility level of care to qualify. This has a technical definition but essentially just means that the individual is unable to get through their day without a lot of supervision.

    Income: Income eligibility is only based on the child’s income and not the parents income. This means that your child is financially eligible for the waiver if they don’t have an income.

    What do I get?

    The way Katie Beckett Programs work is that they allow families with higher incomes to receive medicaid benefits for their child because eligibility is based on the child income. This means that you will be able to receive dental care, emergency and non-emergency transportation, inpatient and outpatient treatment, medical equipment, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, vision.

    Who do I apply?

    Check out this page to find the correct application for your situation

    Check out this short booklet that walks you through what to expect and how to prepare for the process

    Waiver #2: Developmental Disabilities Waiver

    Who Can Apply?

    Circumstances/Diagnosis: Children and adults of all ages who are diagnosed with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (this can include autism). The state requires that individuals need at least an intermediate care facility level of care to qualify. This has a technical definition but essentially just means that the individual is unable to get through their day without a lot of supervision.

    Income: Income eligibility is only based on the child’s income and not the parents income. This means that your child is financially eligible for the waiver if they don’t have an income.

    What do I get?

    Services include but are not limited to: Service coordination, Day and vocational services, Personal care services, Community support services, Early Supports and Services and Early Intervention, Assistive technology services; and Specialty services and flexible family supports including respite services and environmental modifications.

    How do I apply?

    Contact your local Bureau of Developmental Services office which you can find here

    What does the Goally Team Think?

    New Hampshire has a good waiver program apart from its website which feels as though it is older than the internet itself. It doesn’t have a ton of information so we really recommend calling your Bureau of Developmental Services office. Overall New Hampshire does a good job providing medicaid services to higher income families and expanded services for people with disabilities. There is a short waiting list but we expect it will only take a month or two before you start receiving services.

    Goally Waiver Scorecard

    Website clarity and ease of navigation: 1/5
    Access and requirements of qualification: 4/5
    Healthcare coverage: 3/5

    Other online resources for New Hampshire:

    New Hampshire Family Voices provides information, support, and parent training from other families.
    University of New Hampshire’s autism resources

    Telephone Resources

    New Hampshire Developmental Services -- 603-271-5034
    Last edited by Nate; 07-14-2020, 11:57 PM.
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