Financial Resources

Resources for supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders can be expensive. Organization and diligence will help you manage your financial resources effectively and efficiently.  A few simple tips to keep in mind before applying for, accessing, or using financial resources include:

  • Having a plan for your child's program;

  • Knowing the programs, eligibility requirements, paperwork needed, and deadlines;

  • Keeping complete documentation; and

  • Being diligent with agencies; call them back to make sure they received documents, etc.

SoonerCare Services (Medicaid)

SoonerCare Services (Medicaid)
Medicaid is a state administered program and each state sets its own guidelines regarding eligibility and services.  SoonerCare is Oklahoma's Medicaid program.  SoonerCare provides health care to children under the age of 19, adults with children under the age of 18, pregnant women and people who are older than 65 or have blindness or another disability.

For more information about the program, eligibility requirements and application:

Contact your local county Department of Human Services (DHS):  DHS County Offices
Visit the following websites:


Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) 
This program is through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.  The Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act or TEFRA of 1992 allows children with physical or mental disabilities who would not ordinarily be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because of their parent's income or resources to become eligible for Medicaid.  Attached is a parent guide to accessing TEFRA.

For more information about the program, eligibility requirements and application:

Contact the Department of Human Services:

Sequoyah Memorial Office Building
2400 Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: (405) 521-3679
Fax: (405) 521-4158

Visit the following website:


 

Medicaid Waiver Services

In-Home Supports Waivers

​The In-Home Supports Waivers (IHSW) are capitated waivers to allow individuals with an intellectual disability to live in their own homes or family homes.  A case manager from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) assists them in locating, securing, and coordinating needed services.  Two waivers are available:

  1. In-Home Supports Waiver for Children (IHSW-Children) serves eligible children ages 3 through 17.
  2. In-Home Supports Waiver for Adults (IHSW-Adult) serves Eligible adults, 18 years or older.  

For more information about the program, eligibility requirements and application:

Contact your local county Department of Human Services (DHS):  DHS County Offices
Visit the following Department of Human Services website: In Home Supports


Community Waiver

Approved in 1988, the Community Waiver offers services based on individual needs including residential, employment and habilitation services and supports.  An Indivdual Plan (IP) is developed for each individual by a team including the person receiving services, family members, service providers, and a Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) case manager.  

For more information about the program, eligibility requirements and application:

Contact your local county Department of Human Services (DHS):  DHS County Offices
Visit the following Department of Human Services website: Community Waiver

 


 

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Supplemental Security Income-Disabled Children's Program (SSI-DCP)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources.

For more information about the program, eligibility requirements and application:

Find a local Social Security Administration office
Call: 
1-800-772-1213
Visit the Social Security Administration website

 


Supplemental Security Income-Disabled Children's Program (SSI-DCP)

SSI-DCP is a program which provides services to children between the age of birth and age 18 who receive a Supplemental Security Income payment from SSI.  

Contact your local county Department of Human Services (DHS):  DHS County Offices
Visit the Department of Human Services website:  Disabled Children's Program Frequently Asked Questions

 

Family Support Assistance Payment

The Family Support Assistance Program is for families who have children with disabilities under age 18 at home.  Families receive cash payments of $250-$400 per month depending on the number of children with disabilities in the home.  

For more information about the program, eligibility requirements and application:

Contact your local county Department of Human Services (DHS):  DHS County Offices
Visit the following websites:

Respite Voucher Program

The Voucher Respite Program is for caregivers caring fulltime for children or adults with developmental disabilities.  The program provides funds, in the form of respite vouchers, to provide temporary breaks, rest or relief from fulltime care.   

For more information about the program, eligibility requirements and application:

Contact your local county Department of Human Services (DHS):  DHS County Offices
Visit the following websites: