Katie Beckett Waiver

Tennessee’s Katie Beckett program is for children under the age of 18 with significant disabilities or complex medical needs. This program is for children who are not Medicaid eligible because of their parent’s income or assets.

This program has two parts, A and B, and will provide services and/or help paying for medical care that private insurance does not 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.

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 you meet.

Program Family Planning Presentation