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

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

Health Related Medical Services Unit, Adult & Family Support Services, Department of Human Services

Purpose

The Supplemental Security Income-Disabled Children’s Program (SSI-DCP) assists children from birth to age 18 who receive a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Disability Payment to receive assistance in getting needed equipment and services. This includes adaptive equipment and specialty formula for children from birth to age 18 and diapers from ages 4-18. SSI-DCP is funded by Title V, of the Social Security Act, Maternal Child Health Act, Children with Special Health Care Needs program.

Contact(s)

Carla McCarrell-Williams
Programs Field Representative
Adult and Family Support Services Division
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
P. O. Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-4092
FAX: (405) 521-4158
www.okdhs.org

Financial Criteria

  • Must receive SSI benefits

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be under 18 years of age; and
  • receiving SSI benefits.

AT Services Provided/Covered

  • Information & Referral
  • Locating Alternate Funding
  • Fabrication of Devices

AT Devices Provided/ Covered

  • Aids for Daily Living
  • Mobility/Seating & Positioning
  • Recreation & Leisure Devices
  • Vehicle Midifications

Application Process

  •  Contact your county office of the Department of Human Services (DHS).

Dispute Resolution Process

  1. The family may request a fair hearing within 30 days from the date of the notice of a denial by completing a Request for a Fair Hearing.
  2. Contact a worker in the local Human Services Centers to complete a H.1 Form (Hearing Request).
  3. The appeals process will be handled by the local Human Services Center.
  4. All guidelines for the appeals process will be governed by OKDHS policy 340:2-5-60.

Pieces of the Puzzle

  • This program assists children from birth to age 18 who receive a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Disability Payment to receive assistance in getting needed equipment and services.
  • This includes adaptive equipment and specialty formula for children from birth to age 18 and diapers from ages 4-18.
  • A professional who works with the child must recommend the services or adaptive equipment needed. Computer or computer software is not in the scope of the program. SSI-DCP funds for eligible families may be available to acces the Respite Voucher Program, which provides financial assistance in the form of vouchers to families to pay for respite care so the caregiver can take a break.
  • When the family appears to be eligible for the Respite Voucher Program, the worker advises the family to call a designated number to request a respite voucher application.