Tennessee and Federal Government Services

Tennessee Early Intervention System [Birth to Age 22]
Infants and toddlers with diagnosed developmental disability or substantial delays; All children in Tennessee schools starting at age where early childhood education services are offered in local communities.

TennCare (Tennessee’s Medicaid Program) [Birth to Age 64]
Must meet eligibility standards [Age 64 and older] Some older individuals meet dual qualification for limited Medicaid services

Department of Health: Children’s Special Services [Birth to Age 22]
Must meet eligibility standards

TennCare CHOICES Program [Age 22 and older]
Must meet income eligibility  and nursing   home eligibility criteria

Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities   Intellectual Disability Medicaid Waivers [Age 3 and older]
Must meet eligibility criteria: Long waiting lists for these services in Tennessee

Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waivers
No funds; no services

Katie Beckett Program [Under Age 18]
Tennessee’s Katie Beckett program is for children under the age of 18 with disabilities or complex medical needs. This program is for children who are not Medicaid eligible because of their parent’s income or assets.

Tennessee Family Support Program
Available to any individual with a documented disability significantly impacting 2 or more activities of daily living: Waiting Lists

Medicare [Age 65 and older]

Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services [Age 3 to 64]
Limited transition services in coordination with schools and universities;
Services for qualifying individuals with disabilities to seek and maintain employment

Tennessee Department of Mental Health [Age 3 and older]
Limited crisis intervention services

Department of Human Services: TN Technology Access Project & Statewide Centers
Sliding Scale Fee for service

Veterans Administration Services
Available to qualifying veterans

Social Security and SSI
Available to qualifying individuals

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