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 and Day Services Waiver for Adults with DD.

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
COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Ages: all
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 4200
  • Expiration Date: 5/31/2022
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides prevocational services, residential habilitation, respite, supported employment – individual, adult companion service, adult day services, assistive technology, consultative assessment service, crisis intervention support, environmental modification assessment, habilitative community inclusion, habilitative workshop, home modifications, homemaker services, in-home residential habilitation, personal emergency response system, supported employment – enclave, supported employment - follow along, transitional services, transportation, vehicle modification for individuals with autism, ID/DD, ages 0 to no max age.
  • Online State Information: Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Follow the instructions on the Eligibility page.
  • Waiting List: There are 1368 people with developmental disabilities on Nebraska's waiting list.
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 but still operational
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides early intensive behavioral intervention to children with autism, ages 0 – 17.
  • Online State Information: Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Follow the instructions on the Eligibility page.
  • Waiting List: There are 1368 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: 6500
  • Expiration Date: 7/31/2021
  • Description from medicaid.gov: Provides adult day health services, chore services, respite services, assisted living service, assistive technology supports and home modifications, extra care for children with disabilities, home again services, home delivered meals, independent skills building, nutrition services, personal emergency response system (PERS), transportation services for aged individuals (65 – no max age) and physically disabled (0-64).
  • Online State Information: Aged and Disabled Waiver
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: Contact your local DHHS office and tell them you want to apply for the waiver.
  • Waiting List: There are 1368 people with developmental disabilities on Nebraska's waiting list.
OTHER PROGRAMS