Disabled Persons and Family Support

Economic Assistance
Developmental Disabilities

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Disabled Persons and Family Support (DPFS) program assists persons of all ages who have a medically determinable severe, chronic disability diagnosed by a licensed medical professional. The program is designed to encourage the preservation of the family unit, maintaining independent living situations for the maximum level of independence, and for disabled adults to remain or become employed. Applicants found to be eligible may receive funding for authorized services up to $400 per month or $4,800 annually. ​

What Services may be available?

  • Architectural Modification of a Home
  • Disability-Related Counseling or Training
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Medical Mileage
  • Medical, Surgical, Therapeutic, Diagnostic, and Other Physical or Mental Health Services related to the Disability
  • Medication Management
  • Medications and Supplies
  • Personal Care Assistance
  • Purchase or Lease of Adaptive Equipment  
  • Vehicle Modifications or Equipment Repair​​​​


(866) RESPITE or (866) 737-7483

Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network Coordinator can provide DPFS resources and additional program support. ​​


Disabled Persons & Family Support Program
Phone Number
(402) 471-9188
Fax Number
(402) 742-8396
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 98933, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8933​​