Disabled Children's Program

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Children and Family Services

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

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 age 15
  • Current pay SSI status
  • Must be a Nebraska resident
  • Live at home with their families

What services may be available?

  • Respite care (“short break" for primary caregivers)
  • Mileage reimbursement for long-distance or frequent 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?

An application can be requested from any Department of Health and Human Services local office.

Print out an Application (English) (Spanish)

Applications may be submitted to any Department of Health and Human Services office or to:
Medically Handicapped Children's Program
Department of Health & Human Services
Fax Number
(402) 328-6219
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026

For additional information and questions, please contact any of the following locations:
Lincoln​(402) 471-5379​
​North Platte(308) 530-3087​
​Omaha(402) 595-1056​
Or email questions to dhhs.mhcp@nebraska.gov​ ​