Children’s Disability Review Dates Extended in FEMA Disaster Areas

News Release
For Immediate Release: 6/12/2019

Julie Naughton, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-1695;


Lincoln – Unprecedented and widespread natural disasters this spring have caused considerable hardships for many Nebraskans.  In order to provide some relief during this difficult time, the Department of Health and Human Services is extending deadlines for children's disability redetermination in affected parts of the state.

Children 17 years and younger living in an area designated as a FEMA disaster area between March 8, 2019, and September 8, 2019, who were scheduled to have a disability or institutional level of care redetermination during that time have been given redetermination date extensions.  Benefits will continue during this extension. These extensions do not apply to initial institutional determinations for children or adults.

The dates are as follows:

Original Due DateExtension Due Date
March 9 through April 30October 31
May 1 through June 30November 30
July 1 through September 9 December 31

A list of affected cities, counties and tribal areas can be accessed at As of May 30, all counties in Nebraska are affected, with the exceptions of Arthur, Chase, Dundy, Grant, Hays, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow and Thomas counties.

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