The Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsiblity Act (TEFRA) of 1992 allows children with physical or mental disabilities, who would not ordinarily be eligible for State Supplemental Income benefits because of their parent's income or resources, to become eligible for SoonerCare (Medicaid).
To be eligible, a child must meet the following requirements:
Contact your local OKDHS office to request TEFRA services. For further information, you may contact Portia Hughes (405-522-310) or Debbie Harmon (405-522-7342), at the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
TEFRA 134(a), a provision of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982, allows states to extend Medicaid coverage to certain disabled children.
To qualify for TEFRA benefits, the child
The child's parent or guardian can apply for TEFRA at the DHS office in the child's county of residence. Applications also are accepted at Arkansas Children's Hospital and by Children's Medical Services service team workers.
The Arkansas TEFRA program is coordinated by the Office of Long Term Care. For more information about the program, contact the Office of Long Term Care at (501) 682-8473 (voice) or (501) 682-8551 (fax).
If you are made aware of changes concerning the contacts mentioned above, please contact Developmental Wings.