Minnesota Prairie County Alliance
Consumer Support Grant (CSG) Program
Minnesota Prairie County Alliance - Waseca County
299 Johnson Ave SW, Ste 160, Waseca, MN, 56093-2534
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The Consumer Support Grant (CSG) allows a person who has Medicaid Home Health Aide (HHA), Personal Care Assistant (PCA) and Home Care Nursing (HCN) services to receive a cash grant to purchase supports and services. The person, as the employer, may use the CSG to hire the supports they need of their choice. They may hire their parents, spouses, family member or friends, as well as provider agency workers.
People on CSG work with their county or tribal agency to develop a person-centered plan to manage and pay for a range of supports so they may live in their home. People must hire a Fiscal Support Entity (FSE) to help with employer obligations, billing and payment functions. The county or tribal agency approves the plan to ensure that all costs are within the person's CSG budget.
Working with your county or tribal agency or your FSE, a person makes a plan about how to use this budget to buy services or equipment to meet your own needs.
The CSG gives you more flexibility and freedom of choice in:
* How to plan home care services and supports
* How much to pay providers
* Choice of who provides the services to you:
- You can hire parents, spouses, family members, neighbors, or friends; or
- You can choose to hire staff of a home care agency
CSG participants are responsible for training and supervising the staff that they hire.
To be eligible for the Consumer Support Grant (CSG), you must meet all of these conditions:
* On MA or eligible for MA
* Able to plan and manage your own care and supports, with or without help from a family member or other authorized representative
* Be assessed to need home care services under one of these three MA programs:
- Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
- Home Care Nursing (HCN)
- Home Health Aide (HHA)
* Live in a home that you or your family owns or rents (not in a licensed facility)
* Need ongoing support to live in the community
The amount of the grant is based on the county or tribal agency or home care nursing agency assessment:
* The assessment will determine if home care services are needed and determine the home care rating;
* The state sets a dollar amount for the CSG budget based on the home care rating.
CSG Plan - Once the CSG service budget is set, you make a service plan about how you plan to use the budget. The county or tribal worker can give you a guide for the plan and help you meet the rules of the program.
The plan needs to show:
* The specific supports and services, and who will provide them
* How you will keep track of what you pay for services and supports
* The local human services office (county or tribal government) will check the plan and approve it if it meets the rules
- If it is not approved, they will send it back to you and tell you why it was not approved
* Once the plan is approved, the grant is distributed
CSG Supports - Services and products in a CSG plan can include:
* Companion Services
* Chore services
* Home or vehicle adaptations or modifications
* Nutrition services (not regular food or nutritional supplements, but can cover needs like a prescribed special diet)
* Home health aide or personal care-like services
* Home care nursing services
* Respite care
* Specialized equipment
Services and equipment in a CSG plan must:
* Relate to your functional limitations
* Help you live at home
* Be over and above the cost of supporting a person without a disability.
- Costs such as food, clothing or rent, for example, are not allowed.
More information about the CSG at the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) website.
If you want to find direct support workers who may be able to assist you, go to Direct Support Connect[TM]. You'll be able to create a profile about your needs and interests, search for direct support workers, and connect securely within the site. If you are a direct support worker looking for a person/employer to support, you can also create a profile and do a search.
* You cannot be on the CSG at the same time as a home and community-based waiver.
* You have to choose between getting the standard MA services of PCA, HCN, and/or HHA, and the CSG (you cannot get both at the same time).
* You cannot get the Family Support Grant (FSG) at the same time as CSG but if your family is eligible for both, you can choose which program to use.
* All other sources of payment should be used before the CSG.
To ask questions or apply for the CSG, contact the local county or tribal Human Services office or the Disability Hub Mn, (866) 333-2466. Not all counties offer CSG. However, people may contact them with questions about CSG.
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BH-3000.3520Home Barrier Removal Grants Definition
Programs that provide cash assistance for qualified people with disabilities who want to install ramps or elevators, widen doorways, install grab bars in showers and bathrooms, lower kitchen and other cabinets or make other modifications in their homes in order to make them more accessible.
LH-0600.0100-900Vehicle Adaptation Services Definition
Programs that pay for or provide the labor and/or equipment to adapt vehicles owned by people with disabilities allowing them to operate the vehicles or ride in them as passengers. Adaptations can include ramps or wheelchair lifts; primary systems such as modified seats or steering, signaling, gear shift and braking controls; and/or secondary systems such as car door openers, car door reachers, gas cap openers, seating restraints, especially designed rear view mirrors and other accessories.
LH-0650.0700Assistive Technology Expense Assistance Definition
Programs that pay all or a portion of the costs associated with acquiring assistive technology products and/or obtaining support services such as customization, fit/modification services or repairs.
NL-3000.0500Attendant Subsidies Definition
Programs that provide financial assistance for individuals who have physical disabilities to enable them to obtain the services of an attendant to help them in the activities of daily living.
NL-3000.3300In Home Supportive Services Subsidies Definition
A program administered by the county that provides financial assistance which enables people who are aged, blind or have a disability, are limited in their ability to care for themselves and cannot live safely at home without assistance to obtain homemakers or chore workers to help them in their homes. To be eligible, recipients must meet income and resource guidelines which in some states are tied to Supplemental Security Income (SSI/SSP) eligibility. People who receive SSI/SSP automatically meet the program's financial need requirement. Those whose income is higher than the limits for SSI/SSP may still be eligible, but may be required to pay for part of the services they receive. In addition to the monthly income limits, there are also limits on the amount of resources a person can own and still receive these benefits. Resources include items such as savings, investments, and certain types of property and personal possessions. Eligibility requirements vary by state as do the types of services that can be authorized.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YC-5000Medicaid Recipients Definition
Low-income individuals who are receiving comprehensive medical benefits through the federal Medicaid program administered by the county or the state.
YQ-1500Consumer Directed Organizational Perspective Definition
Organizations and individual practitioners who offer maximum choice and control (including the ability to select, manage and dismiss their workers) to people who use services or other supports to help with daily activities.