Consumer Support Grant

The Consumer Support Grant (CSG)  is a Minnesota state-funded alternative to medical assistance home care programs. CSG participants receive monthly cash grants through a financial management services firm like Orion ISO. The grant can be used to purchase services, goods and supports like staffing, therapy, equipment and supplies, nutrition and transportation.  The CSG lets families and individuals pay people they know and trust to provide care for their loved one.

Orion ISO’s services under the CSG include:

  • Payroll services including timesheet processing, payroll and payroll tax withholding and deposits
  • Expense and reimbursements of goods and services
  • Monthly spending reports

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Payroll Agent

The Consumer is the Employer but purchases payroll services from Orion ISO. As the Payroll Agent, Orion ISO handles all payroll responsibilities including employee paychecks, tax withholding and employment taxes. Orion ISO provides Worker’s Compensation insurance for applicable employees. Orion ISO will handle set up process for establishing Consumer as the Common Law Employer.

*This model offers substantial tax savings for certain family employees. (See “Household Employee Tax Exemption Grid” for more details)

Consumer = Common Law Employer and Managing Employer
Orion ISO = Payroll Agent

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