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We've included helpful contact information to government programs and nonprofit organizations that may financially assist with the care of special needs or profoundly deaf children in the Houston area.

 

Disabled Children's Relief Fund - website

 

Texas Department of Insurance - website

Helps parents of children with disabilities who have insurance problems.

 

Health Insurance Premium Payment Reimbursement Program (HIPP) - 800-440-0493 and 512-418-2431

HIPP is a Medicaid program that pays the cost of insurance premiums, co-insurance, deductibles and other cost sharing.

 

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - 800-772-1213

Supplemental Security Income provides monthly assistance for children with disabilities. The amount paid is based on your family income, the number of people in you family and the severity of the disability.

 

SSI for Low-Weight and Premature Infants

Many very low birth-weight babies and premature infants can be eligible for SSI benefits and Medicaid from the date of "Intent to File" to the date of discharge from the hospital. The people answering the 800 number may not be familiar with this program, so rely on your local Social Security Administration office for help. During your first call,, state your "intent to file" for benefits. This will give you the earliest possible eligibility date.

 

Texas Department of Human Services - 713-767-2000 - website

Title XIX of the Social Security Act provides certain medical benefits for families with low income of people with disabilities. To qualify for Medicaid in Texas, your child must meet certain requirements.

 

STAR Program (Medicaid Managed Care)

Mothers and children in Harris and surrounding counties who qualify for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF, formerly known as AFDC) receive their Medicaid benefits through the Medicaid Managed Care program know as STAR.

 

Texas Health Steps - 877-TH-STEPS

If your child qualifies for Medicaid, the child also qualifies for Texas health Steps, which provides free medical screening exams and dental services.
Texas Children's Hospital - 713-770-2400
Medco Medical & Hospital Supply - 800-245-3816

 

Comprehensive Care Program (CCP)

The CCP is an extension of Texas Health Steps for children under age 21. Services not normally covered by Medicaid can be covered if you medical provider obtains prior authorization or can document on the claim form that a medical necessity requires the services or equipment. Examples of some covered services include prescription for children under 21, RN or LVN services, medically necessary supplies such as equipment of tube feeding, diapers for older children, and therapy services.

 

Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TCDHH)713-917-0062

The mission of TCDHH is to eliminate communication barriers and guarantee equal access. THe Commission provides communication acess, information and referral and an early intervention program

 

Women Infant Children Program (WIC) 800-942-3678

WIC is a nutritional education program that provides free supplemental foods for infants and children up to age 5. To qualify, your child must be considered nutritionally at risk and meet their liberal income guidelines.

 

Financial Aid for Disabled Students - website

Financial aid and scholarship guide for students with disabilities, one of the few comprehensive and simple-to-use directories of its kind. Includes a listing of numerous scholarship options for students with disabilities that range from national financial aid opportunities to local opportunities within the United States and Canada. Each scholarship profile indicates whether online programs at accredited colleges or universities are eligible for the award.

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