HCBS Eligibility

Our services are primarily funded by the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers which are administered by the federal government through Medicaid and by the state of Tennessee. These are long-term care programs that serve or support individuals at home and in their communities.

Approved for Medicaid Waiver

If you are already approved by the state for Waiver Services, you may request services from MHDS through your contacts at DIDD.

To Enroll for Medicaid Waiver

TN Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD)

Refer to The Family Handbook at www.tn.gov/didd/section/consumers

Referral information

Statewide Hotline 1-800-535-9725
Memphis 1-800-308-2586
Jackson 1-731-423-5670
http://www.tn.gov/didd/

Who Gets Waiver Services from MHDS?

A person must:

  • Live in Tennessee;
  • Not have more money than amount allowed to get Medicaid;
  • Need the same care a person would need if they were living in a Developmental Center or private Intermediate Care Facility (ICF);
  • Be able to get services and supports that will keep them safe in the community;
  • Have a diagnosed Intellectual Disability before age 18.

Other Resources:

Social Security Disability
Phone: 800.772.1213
http://www.ssa.gov/applyfordisability/

TN Disability Pathfinder
Phone: 800.640.4636
http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/pathfinder/
tnpathfinder@vanderbilt.org

The ARC of TN
Phone: 800.835.7077
www.thearctn.org
info@thearctn.org

TN Community Organizations/TNCO
Phone: 877.265.2064
www.tnco.org

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