The Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program (CYSHCN) is part of the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant. CYSHCN provides funding for contracted services to special needs children and youth. Contracted services include neonatal services, specialty services for children with sickle cell anemia or autism, nutritional formula products, specialized formula for children diagnosed with PKU, respite care services, and outreach clinics serving community health / family needs.

Children and youth who have been identified by the Social Security Administration as being disabled and who have been awarded Supplemental Security Income benefits often have extensive healthcare needs. The Supplemental Security Income-Disabled Children’s Program (SSI-DCP) provides services which are not compensable through Medicaid or other sources. To be eligible, a child must be under 18 and receive at least $1 of SSI. SSI-DCP children are eligible to receive formula, adaptive equipment, professional services, and respite care vouchers.

The following articles are available for additional information on SSI-DCP:

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