Programs and services
The Disability Services Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services recognizes the importance of helping people live where they choose, with appropriate services that assure their health and safety.
The Consumer Support Grant (CSG) program is a state-funded alternative to Medicaid home care services of home health aide, personal care assistance and/or private duty nursing. Through cash grants, the CSG Program provides consumers with greater flexibility and freedom of choice in service selection, payment rates, service delivery specifications and employment of service providers.
Day training and habilitation services include the supervision, training or assistance of a person to develop and maintain life skills, engage in productive and satisfying activities of their own choosing and participate in community life. DT&H services are designed and implemented in accordance with the individual service and individual habilitation plans to help persons reach and maintain their highest level of independence, productivity and integration into the community.
The Family Support Grant (FSG) Program provides state cash grants to families of children with disabilities. The goal of the program is to:
Home care offers medical and health-related services and assistance with day-to-day activities to persons in their home. Home care can provide short-term care for persons moving from a hospital or nursing home back to their home or continuing care to persons who have ongoing needs.
Medicaid Home and Community-Based Service (HCBS) waivers afford states the flexibility to develop and implement community alternatives for Medicaid-eligible persons with disabilities and chronic health care needs who would otherwise receive services in a hospital, nursing facility or Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD).
An Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Developmental Disabilities is a residential facility licensed to provide services to persons with developmental disabilities or a related condition. ICFs/DD are located in 62 counties in Minnesota and serve from four to 64 persons.
MA-EPD allows working persons with disabilities to qualify for MA under higher income and asset limits than regular MA. The goal of the program is to:
Semi-independent living services include training and assistance to persons in managing money, preparing meals, shopping, personal appearance, hygiene and other activities needed to maintain and improve the capacity of a person with a diagnosis of developmental disability to live in the community. A goal of SILS is to support people in ways that will enable them to achieve personally desired outcomes and lead self-directed lives.
Let us know if you are unable to find information about Disability Services Division programs and services. E-mail DHS.Dsdtahelp@state.mn.us.
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