Vermont currently has only one Medicaid program for children, which is a TEFRA program that waives parental income. Vermont replaced its Medicaid program with an 1115 demonstration program, and once children gain eligibility to Medicaid through the Katie Beckett TEFRA program or standard criteria, they may access other home and community based services through the 1115 demonstration program.

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Last updated 9/10/21

Programs in Vermont

  • 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. Parent income is not counted.
  • Waiver Type: TEFRA
  • Spots: unlimited
  • Expiration Date: NA
  • Description: Provides Medicaid coverage only.
  • Online State Information: Disability-Based Medicaid
  • How to Apply: Call the Health Access Eligibility Unit toll free at 1-800-250-8427 or apply for Medicaid using this form. Once accepted to the Katie Beckett program, services are available through Medicaid. Available services can be viewed here.
  • Waiting List: none
  • Target Population: All adults and children; provides additional services for children with special needs. Special moderate income groups, including those who need palliative care, are also eligible.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility, Nursing Facility, Hospital
  • Income Waiver: Yes, the waiver is based on the child's income only via access through the Katie Beckett Medicaid program.
  • Waiver Type: 1115
  • Spots: unlimited
  • Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
  • Description: Replacement program for Vermont's Medicaid program. Includes home and community based services as possible benefits. The Global Commitment to Health section 1115(a) demonstration is designed to use a multi-disciplinary approach including the basic principles of public health, the fundamentals of effective administration of a Medicaid managed care delivery system, public-private partnership, and program flexibility. In addition, children can access additional services through the High Technology Home Care program and the Children's Personal Care Services program.
  • Online State Information: For information specifically related to children's medical needs, see Children with Special Health Needs
  • Official Federal Information
  • How to Apply: First apply for Medicaid using this form or following these instructions. The process thereafter will depend on the needs of the child.
  • Waiting List: none