A child who is not categorically eligible for Medicaid at the time that residential treatment in a Therapeutic Residential Child Care Facility (TRCCF) or Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) is required, must become eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in order to qualify for benefits through the Child Mental Health Treatment Act beyond the first 30 days of residential treatment. The SSI Eligibility is essential because if the child qualifies for SSI, the child will also become eligible for Medicaid. Medicaid eligibility is necessary for the State to contribute to residential treatment costs beyond the first 30 days. In order to gain SSI eligibility, certain criteria must be met. Financial and medical requirements are two main parts of the SSI eligibility determination.
Contact Student and Family Outreach to apply.