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Learn more about the Katie Beckett Medicaid Deeming
Waiver in Georgia

What is the Katie Beckett Medicaid Deeming Waiver in Georgia?
The Katie Beckett Deeming Waiver in Georgia allows the state to ignore the family’s income bracket and offers Medicaid to children who are disabled.

Who qualifies?

  • Children 18 years and younger
  • qualify as disabled individuals under the Social Security Act (§1614)
  • Live at home instead of an institution.

Keep in mind that these children must meet specific criteria to be covered. Qualification is based on the institutional level of care the child requires. Title 42 Code of Federal Regulations outlines the criteria used to determine eligibility instead of being based on medical diagnosis.

Did you know that if you qualify for Katie Beckett, you may also qualify for a program that pays your family’s entire health insurance premium?

What are some Benefits of the Katie Beckett Deeming Waiver

    • Offers medical insurance, which helps to cover the costs of doctor visits and therapeutic services for children with physical or developmental disabilities.
    • Removes all co-payments and deductibles obligated by your private/commercial insurance.
    • Provides assistance with monthly insurance premiums of the family’s current private insurance (this means the state may pay for your family’s entire insurance premium each month).

How do I apply?


the Centralized Katie Beckett Medicaid Team at 678-248-7449 or from the county Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) office in the child’s county of residence.
To apply for Medicaid, you must submit the completed signed application to the Centralized Katie Beckett Medicaid Team. You may also submit the completed signed application to any local DFCS office, by mail, telephone, or fax, or you may apply online at

Click below for an application

The completed application should be faxed or mailed to:

Katie Beckett Medicaid Team Mailing Address

P.O. Box 172
Norcross, GA. 30091

Katie Beckett Medicaid Team Physical Address

2211 Beaver Ruin Rd. 
Suite 150
Norcross, GA. 30071

Centralized Katie Beckett Medicaid Team

Phone: 678-248-7449
Fax: 678-248-7459

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