Children’s Mental Health Waiver
The Children’s Mental Health Waiver offers an option for children who have experienced a serious emotional disturbance to remain in their community and receive specialized services.
||A child must be:
- A U.S. Citizen or a lawful permanet resident who has lived in the U.S. for at least five years
- A Wyoming resident
- Age 4 through 20
- Clinically eligible based on requirements set by the Behavioral Health Division
- Income eligible
- Gross monthly income limit is $2,199
- Individuals with income above $2,199 may qualify by establishing an Income Trust
- Only the child's income is considered for this program, not the parent(s)
- Resource eligible - limits is:
- Individual $2,000
- Medicaid does not count as resources the home you live in (if the value is under $552,000), one vehicle or personal property (e.g., clothing, furnishings)
- Only the child's resources are considered for this program, not the parent(s)
What does the Children’s Mental Health program cost?
There are no co-payments or premium costs for Medicaid's Children's Mental Health Waiver program.
How do I apply?
Visit the Children's Waiver Section of the Behavioral Health Division website at:
Verification of U.S. Citizenship and identity
- Provide a Social Security Number or verification that you have applied for one
- Documentation of medical necessity
- Documents to verify income and resources