benefits

Benefits Enrollment

The Arc of Tennessee is now a Benefits Enrollment Center! Are you an adult with a disability age 21 and up or a senior citizen age 65 or over with financial need? You may be eligible for one or more of the benefits listed below.

The Arc Tennessee can help you with screening and applying for these benefits for FREE! Walk-ins welcome, appointments preferred: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon Monday through Friday. Just come to our office at 151 Athens Way in MetroCenter, Nashville. Download the flyer HERE.

Everyone screened will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Walmart gift card. There will be two drawings, one in January and one in February.

Congratulations to our January gift card winner from Portland! The individual will receive a $50 Walmart gift card.

To make an appointment or for screening and assistance in applying over the phone, please contact Beth Thielman at 615-248-5878 x 327 or email Beth Thielman.

If you live in Shelby, Fayette, Tipton or Lauderdale Counties, please contact Sandra Hawkins at The Arc Mid-South at 901-327-2473 or email Sandra Hawkins.

If you live in Williamson County, please contact Sharon Bottorff at The Arc Williamson County at 615-790-5815 or email Sharon Bottorff.

Benefit Name Description
Medicare Part D (Extra Help) Coverage for Prescriptions (for people on Medicare)
Medicare Savings Program Help paying Medicare premiums (for people on Medicare)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Food stamps, amounts vary based on income
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Help with utility and energy bills for persons with low income
Medcaid (TennCare) Health insurance for persons with low income
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Social Security benefits for people with disabilities and seniors (low income)