“Microboards and Cooperatives provide natural supports to the individuals who are the focus of their collective energy. They can also become providers of services under Tennessee’s Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver programs. To gain approval as a provider of services, Board Members will need to know the steps involved in becoming a provider of services to people with disabilities in Tennessee and how to comply with the rules and regulations that come with the financial resources of the individual with a disability. The Tennessee Association of Microboards and Cooperatives, Inc. currently provides help in these important areas:
During tax season each year, the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga coordinates the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in partnership with the City of Chattanooga, the IRS, and the United Way of Greater Chattanooga. Offering free tax preparation services to low- to moderate-income individuals and families. Find tax site locations, what to bring, tax forms that you need, and income criteria when you visit VITA in Chattanooga, TN.
Georgia’s programs are coordinated by other agencies in partnership with the IRS. Click here to find location sites in Georgia.
When planning for long term care of a loved one with special needs, special care must be taken to work with someone who specializes in estate planning for those with disabilities and special needs trusts. “Dana Perry concentrates her practice on estate planning, special needs planning and elder law. Dana has a hands-on approach helping clients provide for their family’s future security and protect their assets through creative planning. Additional areas of focus include long-term care planning, navigating the Medicaid rules, veterans’ benefits planning, multi-generational trust planning and drafting and administering supplemental needs trusts.”
To learn more about Dana Perry.
“CARTA Care-A-Van service is available to residents and visitors in CARTA’s service area who due to injury, illness or functional incapacity of a temporary or permanent nature, are unable to use CARTA’s fixed route transit vehicles. Care-A-Van service requires an application and physician’s statement to verify eligibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Care-A-Van operates daily with special schedules on holidays. In order to accommodate as many riders as possible,
Educating and supporting Tennessee brain injury survivors, families, and caregivers.
Uniting communities to maximize the quality of life of those affected by brain injury.
To meet our mission and head toward our vision, the Brain Injury Association of Tennessee has set goals for the immediate future, as follows: