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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 aren't Medicaid eligible because of their parent’s income or assets. This program provide services and/or help pay for medical care that private insurance doesn't cover.
To apply for Tennessee’s Katie Beckett Program, follow the steps below:
1. The application will start with a self-referral online at TennCare Connect. To begin a self-referral, you must create a TennCare Connect account. You can DO THIS NOW so you’ll be ready to apply. You can find the TennCare Connect site and instructions on how to create an account here: https://tenncareconnect.tn.gov/services/homepage
2. Filling out the self-referral online is the fastest way to apply for the program. But if you don’t have a computer, a DIDD case manager can help you complete the
self-referral. To get help, call the DIDD office in your region:
West Tennessee Regional Office: (866) 372-5709
Middle Tennessee Regional Office: (800) 654-4839
East Tennessee Regional Office: (888) 531-9876
3. Once you complete the self-referral, a DIDD case manager will contact you to conduct an assessment. Be ready to provide medical documents that clearly identify your child’s condition and/or proof of intellectual disability at the time of the assessment. Please note: your child’s enrollment could be denied or delayed if you are unable to provide these supporting documents when we meet.
DIDD expects that many people will apply for the program right away. They are committed to working as fast as they can to process the applications.
Remember: Applications for the Katie Beckett Program started on Monday, November 23, 2020.
We look forward to working with your family and the chance to serve more children across the state of Tennessee.
(Katie Beckett dies at 34)