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Long-Term Services & Supports

Arlington Waiver Program


The Arlington Waiver (#0357.R02) program serves Tennessee citizens with intellectual disabilities who have service needs that can be satisfactorily met with a cost-effective array of home and community services that complement other supports available to them in their homes and the community. These individuals qualify for and absent the provision of waiver services, would be placed in an ICF/IID.

The target population for this waiver consists of persons with intellectual disabilities who meet ICF/IID level of care criteria and are former class members certified in United States vs. State of Tennessee, et al. (Arlington Developmental Center).

The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) serves as the Operational Administrative Agency for this waiver, which is administered under the oversight of the Bureau of TennCare.

To enroll in this program, the participant must:

Live in Tennessee; be financially eligible for Medicaid; meet Medicaid criteria for payment of ICF/IID care and for waiver services; and be a former class member certified in United States vs. State of Tennessee, et al. (Arlington Developmental Center).

If you qualify for care in an ICF/IID, you will have the right to choose between care in the home and institutional ICF/IID care. If you choose to receive HCBS waiver program services in the home, you will still be eligible to receive your regular TennCare benefits. The following waiver services are available based on assessed participant need:

  • Behavior Services
  • Behavioral Respite Services
  • Day Services
  • Dental Services
  • Environmental Accessibility Modifications
  • Family Model Residential Support
  • Individual Transportation Services
  • Intensive Behavior Residential Services
  • Medical Residential Services
  • Nursing Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Occupational Therapy Services
  • Orientation and Mobility Services for Impaired Vision
  • Personal Assistance
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems
  • Physical Therapy Services
  • Residential Habilitation
  • Respite
  • Specialized Medical Equipment & Supplies & Assistive Technology
  • Speech, Language, & Hearing Services
  • Support Coordination
  • Supported Living Services
  • Transitional Case Management
  • Vision Services