While it is not a large part of the program, family provided care under the PA Medicaid Waiver program is getting larger.
Family Members Recieve Compensation in two Ways
There are two ways a family member can provide care to a medically appropriate relative and get compensated under the Medicaid Waiver program. The person can get hired by a homecare agency that is part of the Waiver program and then be assigned to their family member. Or the person can be hired by the Waiver recipient or another family member who becomes the Common Law Employer (CLE) and the person providing care becomes the Direct Care Worker (DCW). Pennsylvania currently contracts with a company called Public Partnerships Limited (PPL) to administer this program.
Seeking More Resources
For a family member to get compensated to provide care under the Medicaid Waiver program that family member may not be the Waiver applicant*s agent under a power of attorney, legal guardian or social security representative payee.
This link below contains resources to the program.
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