Individuals who request services from DIDD will be assigned a case manager to assist them in the Intake process. Individuals on the DIDD waiting list must meet eligibility criteria for Medicaid Waiver Home and Community Based Services. During the Intake process, individuals seeking services will be asked to provide legitimate documents to show eligibility. In Tennessee, individuals seeking our services must have a primary diagnosis of intellectual disabilities with the onset prior to age 18. While there are financial eligibility criteria for Medicaid Services, the DIDD does not typically seek this eligibility until the person is approved to begin the enrollment process. Each person will be assessed and assigned a Category of Need by a DIDD Intake Case Manager. The assessment helps to identify persons in the most critical situations that need assistance immediately. The assessment will also identify those who do not need services now, but request to be on the waiting list for future enrollment. The category a person is in can change depending on life circumstances. Any time a change occurs and the persons needs have changed, the Intake Case Manager should be contacted for assistance.
Enrollment priority is given to persons with the most critical needs that have been assessed as a crisis. Persons who are identified in the urgent category will also be given priority as waiver services are available.
The individual needs services immediately due to the most intense needs WITH one or more of the following being met:
The individual needs services soon and meets one or more of the following criteria:
The individual and/or conservator/guardian is requesting services as of now but does not have the intensive needs which meet the criteria for "crisis" or "urgent"
The individual's need for services is more than one year away.
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