Apply for Benefits
Each state has rules about who is eligible for Medicaid and what it covers. Some people qualify for Medicare, Medicaid, or both. Find out if you are eligible for Medicaid in Texas.
Find Service Offices
Locate aging, disability, behavioral health, and intellectual or developmental disabilities service offices near you.
- AAA = Area Agency on Aging
- ADRC = Aging and Disability Resource Center
- LIDDA = Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority
- LMHA = Local Mental Health Authority
Early Childhood Intervention
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) serves children from birth up to 36 months of age with a developmental delay or disability. To be eligible for ECI services your child must have one of the following:
- Medically diagnosed condition
- Auditory or visual impairment
- Developmental delay
People with IDD
People with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) can choose where to live depending on what they want and which services they qualify for. People with IDD can live in:
- Their own home.
- A group home with other people with IDD.
- An intermediate care facility in their community for individuals with an intellectual disability (ICF/IID) or a related condition.
- A state supported living center.
A child is eligible for treatment through the Children’s Autism Program (CAP) if the child:
- Has a documented diagnosis on the autism spectrum made by a qualified professional.
- Is 3 to 15 years old, with services ending on the child’s 16th birthday.
- Is a Texas resident.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services is the center for awareness and education on deaf and hard of hearing issues and services in Texas. This office:
- Helps connect people to resources and services.
- Raises awareness.
- Improves communication access.