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Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS)

Family Support Grant (FSG)

Southwest Health and Human Services - Murray County

3001 Maple Rd, Ste 100, Slayton, MN, 56172

Distance: 966 Miles

(507) 836-6144

Website

https://swmhhs.com

Service Details

Description

The Family Support Grant (FSG) is a state program that helps families of children and young adults with disabilities to pay for disability-related items and services. The goal is to promote family well-being and to prevent the child having to move out of their home. The money can be used for disability-specific costs that are not covered by any insurance (state or private insurance).


Examples of how the money may be used include:
* Day care
* Educational services not already covered by the Department of Education
* Medical costs not covered by insurance
* Medications not covered by insurance
* Supports in acquiring employment
* Respite care services
* Specialized clothing
* Specialized dietary needs
* Specialized equipment, which may include home or vehicle modifications
* Transportation specific to disability


More information


Eligibility

* Families of children with a certified disability, under age 25 years, living in their biological or adoptive home
* Children currently residing in a facility who would return to their family home if a grant were awarded
* Family annual adjusted gross income must be under $109,752 unless where extreme hardship is demonstrated
* The child cannot be on a Waiver Program, get Personal Care Assistance (PCA) services or the Consumer Support Grant (CSG). Eligible families can get the FSG while on a waiting list for a waiver.
* Families must apply for the grant (it is not automatic)
* Funding is limited, so there may be a waiting list


Application Instructions

Contact the local social service office with questions about the Family Support Grant (FSG).
* Apply at the county or tribal human services office or contact the Disability Linkage Line at (866) 333-2466
* Families will need to show proof of:
- Certification as disabled by Social Security or the State Medical Review Team (SMRT)
- Family income
- Make a budget of the costs that the family plans to use the grant for, with proof of how the need is disability-related


Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood, and Rock Counties


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 836-6144
FAX (507) 836-8841
Toll Free - Murray County (800) 657-3811

Last Update

11/8/2021

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