Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS)
About this Program
Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) is a participant-directed service under the Home and Community Based Waiver program that allows individuals an opportunity to live independently.
This program is designed to give individuals the most flexibility and responsibility for directing their services and supports, including hiring and managing direct care staff and access to other supports such as technology, home and vehicle modifications, or equipment.
MRCI is proud to have been awarded the contract from MN DHS to provide Financial Management Services for CDCS participants statewide. Anyone using CDCS must have a Financial Management Services Provider, like MRCI.
You are the Employer
In CDCS, the participant is the employer, which allows you to select, hire, train and manage your own staff.
Hire Family and Friends
You can hire the people you know, and who know you to provide your services. Including parents of minors and spouses.
Control your own care
This program is designed to give you the most flexibility in directing your services and supports.
How to sign up for CDCS
Contact your Lead Agency or County
Determine program eligibility by Finalizing Medical Assistance (MA) Application, and completing necessary assessments.
Develop CDCS Community Support plan with (Optional) Support Planner
A CDCS Community Support Plan details how your funds will be spent to meet your assessed needs throughout the year including staffing, goods and services, and environmental modifications.
Select MRCI CDS as your Financial Management Service (FMS)
Inform your Case Manager you've chosen MRCI CDS as your FMS Provider.
Starting your services
Hire your workers, pay your good and services providers, and monitor your budget all with MRCI CDS expert assistance.