From special child care services and ongoing medical issues to complex housing situations and strained finances, it can take a lot to look after a family member with special needs. The good news is you’re not alone.

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Medicaid for Family Members With Special Needs

Medicaid is a federal program that provides eligible military families with benefits beyond TRICARE. It covers basic health and long-term care services for eligible children, adults, pregnant women, individuals with disabilities and the elderly, and for families with low income and limited resources.

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Supplemental Security Income

Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is a federal income supplement program designed to help the aged, blind and people with disabilities who have limited income. It provides them with cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter

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An Overview of Adults With Special Needs

Supporting adult family members with complex needs may involve collaboration with a variety of support systems and community-based services.

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Family-to-Family Health Information Centers

Family-to-Family Health Information Centers are nonprofit organizations familiar with the issues facing families with special needs. They can connect you to resources that can provide and finance health care for your children, help locate assistance, and explain legislation.

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Autism Care Demonstration Policy Changes Benefit Military Families

Review the changes to the Autism Care Demonstration to understand the new processes and benefits for your military child with autism spectrum disorder.

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