Medically Handicapped and Disabled Children

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Economic Assistance
Children and Family Services

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What you need to know

​The Medically Handicapped Children's Program (MHCP) provides assistance to children and youth with special health care needs. MHCP may help pay for medical costs not covered by insurance, Medicaid, or other resources. 

To apply, call the office closest to you:

​Office Location​Office NumberAlternate Number
​Grand Island​(800) 353-9433​None
​Lincoln​(402) 471-5379​(402) 471-5308
​Norfolk​(800) 782-8844​None
North Platte​(308) 535-8235​None
​Omaha​(402) 595-2189​(402) 595-2121


Genetically Handicapped Person's Program

Children active with MHCP and turning age 21 may be eligible for help through the Genetically Handicapped Persons' Program.

Only children with cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, and sickle cell disease are able to receive help through this program.

Disabled Children's Program

The Disabled Children's Program (DCP) assists families with children living at home who receive monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and are age 15 or younger. DCP will only provide services that are not covered through Medicaid services or other programs. The program supports are based on the child's disability and the family's needs.

Eligible services may include: respite care funding to give caregivers a temporary break, out-of-town mileage reimbursement for longer distance travel to medical care and home/vehicle modifications for accessibility.