Updated on: 11/7/2019
Children have access to benefits through Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). DSHS is a state agency that administers many public benefits and services programs. DSHS is divided into many different departments which administer these child benefits. One of these departments is the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) which coordinates medical benefits and arrangement of personal care through Medicaid. The DSHS intervention services for families with children ages 0 to 3 who have developmental delays. The Mental Health Division of DSHS contracts with support networks to provide community-based mental health services.
DSHS and DDD also host a number of specialized benefit programs to serve disabled adults who were injured prior to age 18. These include case management, supervised housing, and adult day programs. DSHS’s Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) has programs to assist with adult education and training, housing and in-home nursing.
If your child has been injured, Seattle child injury attorney Chris Davis of Davis Law Group can help. Call for a free no obligation consultation, (206) 727-4000.