Disabled Children's Program

Developmental Disabilities

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What you need to know

​​​​​​The Disabled Children's Program (DCP) 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?

  • Eligible people are:
    • Ages birth through 15 years old;
    • Have current pay SSI status;
    • A Nebraska resident; and 
    • Live at home with their families.
  • Disabled Children's Program Flyer

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 (Engl​ish) (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​
​​(531) 530-7539
​North Platte
(308) 530-3087​
(402) 595-1056​
Or email questions to dhhs.mhcp@nebraska.gov​ ​