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Kids' Waivers

Your Source for Children's Medicaid Waiver Programs

District of Columbia Medicaid Waivers

The District of Columbia currently has one program that is open to children. It is a TEFRA program that waives parental income. See this page on the DC program.

DC also has two adult-only waivers, including MR DD and Elderly and Persons with Disabilities.

Other DC Programs:

DC Advocacy Organizations:

TEFRA/Katie Beckett

  • Target Population: Children who would otherwise require care in an institution with any type of disability, including medical, developmental, intellectual, or psychiatric conditions.
  • 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: Health Check Information Page for TEFRA/Katie Beckett
  • How to Apply: Contact the Department of Health Care Finance, Division of Children’s Health Services 
    Attn: TEFRA/Katie Beckett Coverage Group
    441 4th Street, NW Suite 900S
    Washington, DC 20001
    HealthCheck@dc.gov
  • Waiting List: none
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.