Consumer Directed Community Supports
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. Anyone using CDCS must have a Financial Management Services Provider, like MRCI.
Fiscal Employer Agent (FEA)/Payroll Model
• You are the Employer
o Staff hare hired through MRCI, this includes a new hire packet and background study though Department of Human Services (DHS)
• MRCI pays your worker after submitted and approved timesheets
• MRCI-CDS acts as the fiscal employer agent:
o MRCI-CDS provides payroll services
o Withholds, files and pays federal and state employment taxes along with Workers Compensation and Unemployment Taxes
o Purchases goods and services as the Community Support Plan.
*Definitions from the Department of Human Services (DHS) Website
Client Directed Services
1961 Premier Drive, Suite 318
Mankato, MN 56001
This information is available in other forms to individuals with disabilities or other languages by calling us locally at 507-386-5600 or toll free at 800-829-7110, TTY users can also call us through Minnesota Relay at 711 or (800) 627-3529