Disabled Children’s Program
What is the Disabled Children’s Program?
The Disabled Children’s Program serves children with disabilities by assisting with payments of non-medical services and supports. Services are determined based on an assessment of needs and shown in a jointly developed plan with the family.
Who may be eligible for this program?
  • Birth through 15 years of age
  • Must receive monthly Social Security Income (SSI) payments
  • Must be a Nebraska resident
  • Must have an identified disability-related need
What services may be available?
  • Respite care (“temporary break” for caregivers)
  • Mileage reimbursement for medical care
  • Pre-approved travel reimbursement for long distance medical trips
  • Accessibility modifications   
The Disabled Children’s Program cannot duplicate services provided by other resources. In addition, supportive services for routine health care are not covered.
How do I apply for the Disabled Children’s Program or ask additional questions?
You may print the application using the link or call any of the numbers listed below. The application may be submitted to any Department of Health and Human Services local office, mailed to the address on the application, emailed to dhhs.mhcp@nebraska.gov, or fax to (402) 328-6219.
For additional questions and information, please contact a Disabled Children’s Program service coordinator at one of the following locations:
       Grand Island    (308) 385-6159
       Lincoln            (402) 471-5379
       Norfolk            (402) 370-3131
       North Platte     (308) 530-3087
Or, send an email to: dhhs.mhcp@nebraska.gov
How can I find the state regulations for the Disabled Children’s Program?

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