Tennessee Government Services Chart

Governmental   Programs

Birth to Age 3

Age 3 to 22

Age 22 to 64

Age 64 and older

Tennessee Early Intervention System Infants   and toddlers with diagnosed developmental disability or substantial delays
Department of Education: Special Education All   children in Tennessee schools starting at age where early childhood education   services are offered in local communities.
TennCare (Tennessee’s Medicaid Program) Must   meet eligibility standards Must   meet eligibility standards Must   meet eligibility standards Some   older individuals meet dual qualification for limited Medicaid services
Department of Health: Children’s Special Services Must   meet eligibility standards Must   meet eligibility standards
Tennessee Choices Program Must   meet income eligibility and nursing home eligibility criteria Must   meet income eligibility  and nursing   home eligibility criteria
Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities   Intellectual Disability Medicaid Waivers Must   meet eligibility criteria: Long waiting lists for these services in Tennessee Must   meet eligibility criteria: Long waiting lists for these services in Tennessee 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 No   funds; no services No   funds; no services
Tennessee Family Support Program Available   to any individual with a documented disability significantly impacting 2 or   more activities of daily living:    Waiting Lists Available   to any individual with a documented disability significantly impacting 2 or   more activities of daily living:    Waiting Lists Available   to any individual with a documented disability significantly impacting 2 or   more activities of daily living:    Waiting Lists Available   to any individual with a documented disability significantly impacting 2 or   more activities of daily living:    Waiting Lists
Medicare Individuals   age 65 and older
Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services 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 Limited   crisis intervention services Limited   crisis intervention services Limited   crisis intervention services
Department of Human Services: TN Technology Access Project &   Statewide Centers Sliding   Scale Fee for service Sliding   Scale Fee for service Sliding   Scale Fee for service
Veterans Administration Services available   to qualifying veterans available   to qualifying veterans
Social Security and SSI available   to qualifying individuals available   to qualifying individuals available   to qualifying individuals available   to qualifying individuals

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