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  • What is KanCare?
    KanCare is Kansas Medicaid. This is a program that provides health care coverage for low income people who also fall into one of the following categories: Disabled (for those determined disabled by Social Security) Over the age of 64 Under the age of 19 Pregnant Caregiver/parent to a child under the age of 19
  • Do I need KanCare?
    KanCare is beneficial for Project SEARCH interns who need health insurance. It is most useful to interns who also need some help with activities of daily living (like cooking, bathing, shopping, or managing your money). These additional help services are provided through either the Intellectual/Developmental Disability (I/DD) Waiver Program or through the combination of the Working Healthy/WORK Programs.
  • Where can I find more information about the Intellectual/Developmental Disability (I/DD) Waiver Program?
    A fairly comprehensive fact sheet about the waiver can be found here.
  • Where can I find more information about Working Healthy and WORK?
    A PowerPoint presentation about these programs (with some really useful information) can be found here.
  • How do I know if I qualify for KanCare?
    Every case is different so there is no fool proof way of determining eligibility other than by applying. However, to get a rough idea of if you might qualify, you can take the eligibility checker quiz here.
  • How do I apply for KanCare?
    You can apply for KanCare online here with a paper application found here.
  • What paperwork do I need to submit with my KanCare application?
    A documentation checklist can be found here. If you apply online, you can just scan the documents and attach them with your application. Otherwise it is recommended that you make photo copies and send them in with your paper application (original forms of paperwork will not be returned).
  • What do I do if I have questions while I am filling out the application or if I need help filling out the application?
    The KanCare Ombudsman's Office is a fantastic resource that offers free help with any KanCare related issue. You can call and leave a message (they will return your call) at 1-855-643-8180 or you can email them at
  • What steps do I need to take after submitting my KanCare application?
    A complete checklist of steps can be found here.
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