Date: Dec. 29, 2017
To: Lead agency staff and other interested CDCS stakeholders
From: DHS Disability Services Division waiver policy staff
Purpose: To share CDCS Policy Manual updates about the budget methodology exception and definition of “parents” under CDCS
DHS recently updated the Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) Policy Manual to reflect changes to the:
DHS also added new pages regarding the budget process. See CDCS — Budgets for more information.
The following are updates regarding the CDCS budget methodology exception:
Under CDCS, a stepparent is now included in the definition of “parent.” This update is reflected on the CDCS — Paying a spouse/parent of a minor for personal assistance page.
These updates implement two of the waiver plan amendments CMS approved May 9, 2017. DHS shared these CMS-approved waiver amendments in a May 30, 2017, DSD eList announcement.
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