Nebraska

Nebraska currently has a TEFRA program and three HCBS 1915(c) waivers that serve children. All programs waive parent income. See this overview of Nebraska programs for more detailed information.

Nebraska also has several adult-only waivers, including TBI, Day Services Waiver for Adults with DD, and Comprehensive DD Waiver for Adults.

Advocacy Organizations in Nebraska:

Programs in Nebraska

KATIE BECKETT PROGRAM
  • Target Population: Children who would otherwise require care in an institution with any type of disability, including medical, developmental, intellectual, or psychiatric conditions. In Nebraska, the program is typically restricted to children with trachs, vents, or a need for home nursing care.
  • Ages: 0-18
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility, Nursing Facility, Hospital
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the program is based on the child's income only.  
  • Waiver Type: TEFRA
  • Spots: unlimited
  • Expiration Date: NA
  • Description: Provides Medicaid coverage only.
  • Online State Information: Katie Beckett Program
  • How to Apply: Contact your local DHHS office and apply for Medicaid and then call the DHHS Pediatric Nurse Consultant at 402 471-9621 and request to have your child assessed for the Katie Beckett program. 
  • Waiting List: none
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
HCBS WAIVER FOR CHILDREN WITH DD AND THEIR FAMILIES

Also called the Children's Waiver

  • Target Population: Children with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Ages: 0-20
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. 
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 575
  • Expiration Date: 5/31/2017
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides day habilitation, group home residential habilitation, homemaker, integrated community employment-individual employment support, prevocational habilitation, respite, behavioral risk service, community living and day supports, companion home residential habilitation, extended family home residential habilitation, habilitative child care, home mods, in-home residential habilitation, medical risk services, team behavioral consultation, vocational planning habilitation, and workstation habilitation for individuals with IID/DD, ages 0 – 21.
  • Online State Information: Division of Developmental Disabilities 
  • How to Apply: Follow the instructions on the Eligibility page.
  • Waiting List: There are 1299 people with developmental disabilities on Nebraska's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
AUTISM
  • Target Population: Children with autism.
  • Ages: 0-17
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. 
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 85
  • Expiration Date: 4/7/2017
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides early intensive behavioral intervention to children with autism, ages 0 – 17.
  • Online State Information: Division of Developmental Disabilities 
  • How to Apply: Follow the instructions on the Eligibility page.
  • Waiting List: There are 1299 people with developmental disabilities on Nebraska's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Autism Action
HCBS FOR AGED & ADULTS & CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Also called Aged and Disabled Waiver

  • Target Population: Children and adults with physical or other health disabilities.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only. 
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 7200
  • Expiration Date: 7/31/2016
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides adult day health, chore, respite, assisted living service, assistive technology supports and home mods, extra care for children with disabilities, home again services, home delivered meals, independent skills building, nutrition services, PERS, and transportation for aged individuals (65 – no max age) and physically disabled (0-64).
  • Online State Information: Aged and Disabled Waiver
  • How to Apply: Contact your local DHHS office and tell them you want to apply for the waiver.
  • Waiting List: There are 1299 people with developmental disabilities on Nebraska's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
OTHER PROGRAMS