Supported Decision-Making SDM (for Adults)

Supported Decision-Making (SDM) What is it? Supported decision-making (SDM) applies to all types of decision-making. SDM supports people to understand and make decisions about their lives. A person using SDM selects trusted advisors such as family members, friends, or...

Power of Attorney (POA)

Power of Attorney (POA) What is it? POA gives someone else the right to do things like take care of your money for you or make legal decisions for you. This person can only make decisions at certain times. When a person can make decisions depends on how you write the...

Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA)

Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) What is it? DPOA allows you to choose someone else to make certain decisions for you and it keeps working even if you cannot make decisions for yourself anymore. You can write it so it ONLY works if you cannot make decisions for...

Representative Payee

Representative Payee What is it? A person who manages your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) check. If you get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) check and need help...

Advanced Healthcare Directive (Living Will)

Advanced Healthcare Directive (Living Will) What is it? A way to write down your healthcare decisions for the future so they must be followed. These documents tell your doctor and supporters what kind of medical treatment you want or do not want, in case you cannot...

ABLE Account

ABLE Account What is it? ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Account is a savings program for people with disabilities. It is managed by the Tennessee Department of Treasury. Your account is made in your name. You can save your money and use it to pay for things...