Nashville has many large and small organizations that provide various types and levels of information and service to people with disabilities. The Disability Information staff serve as source for information about disabilities and related resources and resource for fostering public awareness and understanding of disabilities and people with disabilities.
The Disability Information staff provide information to guide callers to those local resources that may be able to assist them with issues related to their disabilities. Staff are typically available Monday through Friday, from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. If no one is available to answer, callers may leave voice mail.
Disability Information: 615-862-6492
Although the Disability Information staff cannot assist individuals with getting disability payments or resolving disability claims through Social Security or another agency, the links below may provide information or connect you with those able to assist.
Also, it may be of help to know that, in Tennessee, the state Department of Human Services, Disability Determination Services is under contract with the federal government to process Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability claims.
DHS Disability Determination Services: 615-743-7300
Some people may also be eligible for disability payments from other sources such as pension plans, employer insurance, private insurance, or the Armed Forces.