Adults and Children with Disabilities
The following DHHS health programs and services for adults and children with disabilities are covered by NH Medicaid. Visit the following programs to learn more about the services offered and eligibility.
- Aid to the Needy Blind (ANB): a category of eligibility that requires an individual (of any age) to be diagnosed as legally blind. The visual acuity in the better eye can be no greater than 20/200;
- Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled (APTD): an adult service category that requires individuals between ages 18 to 64 to meet the Social Security impairment severity requirements and to be unable to perform substantial gainful activity for 48 consecutive months as a result of the impairment;
- Children with Severe Disabilities (CSD):for severely disabled children up to age 19 whose medical disability qualifies them for institutional care;
- Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN): provides medical and financial services to children who have, or at increased risk for, chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions, which require health and related services of a type beyond that required by children generally;
- Health Insurance Premium Payment Program: Individuals who are eligible for any of the various Medicaid programs and who have access to other health insurance plans may be eligible for the HIPP Program;
- Home Care for Children with Severe Disabilities (HC-CSD): commonly known as the Katie Beckett option: for severely disabled children up to age 19 whose medical disability qualifies them for institutional care but are cared for at home;
- Home and Community Based Care for Acquired Brain Disorders (HCBC-ABD): services are available to individuals with traumatic brain injuries or neurological disorders who chose to remain in community settings in lieu of institutionalization;
- Home and Community Based Care for Developmentally Disabled (HCBC-DD): services are available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families who chose to remain in community settings in lieu of institutionalization; and
- Medicaid for Employed Adults with Disabilities (MEAD): allows individuals who qualify for Medicaid to be gainfully employed, save money and still keep Medicaid as a result of a sliding scale buy-in component.