Effective December 1, 2020, the Minnesota State Legislature has authorized an 8.4% increase for direct support workers to respond to Covid-19. The Department of Human Services (DHS) will temporarily increase rates/budgets by 8.4% for all services rendered between 12/1/2020 and 2/7/2021 to be used toward direct support services in CDCS and CSG.
DHS is requiring participants to use at least 80% of the additional funds to increase staffing dollars and applicable employer taxes and fees. Up to 20% of the additional funds can be used to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Additional information regarding the 8.4% temporary Covid-19 budget increase can be found here.
For questions regarding the 8.4% temporary Covid-19 budget increase for CDCS and CSG, please contact:
Mail Minnesota Department of Human Services Community Supports and Continuing Care for Older Adults PCA Temporary Rate Increase P.O. Box 64967 St. Paul, MN 55164-0967
Email Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. DHS will direct the questions to the person who can best provide an answer.
Phone If you have questions, you can call the DSD Response Center at 651-431-4300. DHS will direct the questions to the person who can best provide an answer. Note: The telephone number listed is a voice number. TDD users may call the Minnesota Relay at 711 or 800-627-3529. For the speech-to-speech relay, call 877-627-3848.