People with Disabilities


Programs and services

Overview of eligibility rules, benefits and application process for home and community services and supports

  • Community First Services and Supports

    Community First Services and Supports (CFSS) is a new self-directed home and community-based service being developed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. More information is available on Community First Services and Supports.

  • Consumer Support Grant

    CSG 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.

    More information on the Consumer Support Grant (CSG) Program.

  • Day training and habilitation

    DT&H 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. Services are designed and implemented in accordance with the individual service and individual habilitation plans to help people reach and maintain their highest level of independence, productivity and integration into the community.

    More information on Day training and habilitation.

  • Essential community supports

    Program of supports and services that may be available to you if you need services to live in the community but do not meet eligibility rules for programs available to people who need the level of care provided in a nursing home.

    More information on the Essential Community Supports Program.

  • Family Support Grant

    FSG provides state cash grants to families of children with disabilities. The goal of the program is to prevent or delay the out-of-home placement of children and promote family health and social well being by facilitating access to family-centered services and supports.

    More information on the Family Support Grant.

  • Home care services

    Home care offers medical and health-related services and assistance with day-to-day activities to people in their home. Home care can provide short-term care for people moving from a hospital or nursing home back to their home or continuing care to people who have ongoing needs.

    More information on home care services.

  • Home and community-based waivers

    Medicaid HCBS waivers afford states the flexibility to develop and implement community alternatives for Medicaid-eligible people 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).

    More information on home and community-based service waivers.

  • Intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities

    ICFs/DD are residential facilities licensed to provide services to people with developmental disabilities or a related condition. ICFs/DD are located in 62 counties in Minnesota and serve from four to 64 people.

    More information on intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities.

  • Long-term care consultation for people under age 65

    LTCC services provide information, assessment and support planning to help people with disabilities remain in or move to community living.

    More information on long-term care consultation for people under age 65.

  • Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MA-EPD)

    MA-EPD allows working people with disabilities to qualify for MA under higher income and asset limits than regular MA. The goal of the program is to encourage people with disabilities to work and enjoy the benefits of being employed.

    More information on Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities.

  • Medical Assistance rehabilitation option

    The Medical Assistance rehab option consists of two types of mental health services to enhance existing mental health services in Minnesota through expanded support and intervention services in the community.

    More information on Medical Assistance rehabilitation option.

  • Participant Employer Options

    People who use direct support services have the option to employ their direct support workers. We refer to this as a participant employer option because the person using the option is both a participant in a direct support services program and the employer of his or her workers.

    More information on Participant Employer Options.

  • Personal care assistance

    Personal care assistance services help a person with day-to-day activities in their home and community. PCAs help people with activities of daily living, health-related procedures and tasks, observation and redirection of behaviors and instrumental activities of daily living for adults. PCA services are available to eligible people enrolled in a Minnesota Health Care Program.

    More information is available on personal care assistance services.

  • Relocation service coordination

    Relocation service coordination is a type of case management to help people currently residing in eligible institutions who want to move into the community. RSC-TCM helps people plan and arrange for the services and supports they need to live in the community.

    More information on relocation service coordination.

  • Semi-independent living services

    SILS include training and assistance to people 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.

    More information on semi-independent living services.

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