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    Waiver #1: Katie Beckett


    Who Can Apply?

    Circumstances/Diagnosis: Any child under 19 who is diagnosed with any type of disability (this includes 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.

    How do I apply?

    Complete this application and mail it to DHS/State of Rhode Island, P.O. Box 8709, Cranston, RI 02920-8787.

    You can also talk to a specialist on Katie Beckett Waivers by calling this number: (401) 462-0633.

    Waiver #2: Rhode Island Comprehensive Demonstration Waiver (Medicaid 1115 Waiver)

    Who Can Apply?

    Circumstances/Diagnosis: Children and adults of all ages who have needs that normal medicaid coverage cannot meet. The waiver provides additional services to meet the needs of these populations. 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: In order to qualify for these benefits, you must already be on medicaid either through the Katie Beckett Waiver or standard medicaid plan. If you have either of these you automatically qualify for the waiver in terms of income.

    What do I get?

    Take a look at this page to see the additional programs you qualify for once you are on medicaid. Services include respite, intensive therapies, and more.

    How do I apply?

    Contact your healthcare plan to get more information on what services are available to you. You can also explore and apply for additional Health and Human Services here.

    What does the Goally Team Think?

    Rhode Island has a simple waiver program designed to consolidate the many waivers they had before switching to the Rhode Island Comprehensive Demonstration Waiver. The type of waiver plan is the most efficient way to deliver services: getting basic medicaid coverage is simple, specialized services are available to all medicaid recipients if needed, and there is no waitlist. Once your child begins to age out of the Katie Beckett program, your case manager will help transition them to the appropriate adult healthcare plan.

    Goally Waiver Scorecard

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

    Other online resources for Rhode Island:

    Check out some Health and Human Services that may be able to help you all kinds of challenges you may face.
    Katie Beckett fact sheet
    The Autism Project Rhode Island has tons of resources for events, libraries, and services for younger children.
    Rhode Island Parent Information Network has parent training, advice, and support services.

    Telephone Resources

    Human and Health Services contact numbers
    Last edited by Nate; 07-15-2020, 04:43 PM.
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