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Wabasha County Department of Social Services

Family Support Grant (FSG)

Wabasha County Services Building

411 Hiawatha Dr E, Wabasha, MN, 55981-1573

Distance: 974 Miles

(651) 565-3351

Website

http://www.co.wabasha.mn.us/index.php/departments/social-services

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
* Respite care services
* Specialized clothing
* Specialized dietary needs
* Specialized equipment


More information


Eligibility

* Families of children with a certified disability, under age 21 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 $99,932 unless where extreme hardship is demonstrated
* The child cannot be on a Waiver Program, get Personal Care Assistance (PCA) services and/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
* 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 - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday


Area Served

Wabasha County


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 565-3351
FAX (651) 565-3084

Last Update

11/18/2019

Other Locations

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