I want to know something about ssi beneifits and the Michelle p waiver, I am confused please help

Lisa - posted on 06/26/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have a daughter with ds she is on ssi, i need help with care giving. I applied for the Michelle p waiver. I want to know why I cant pay myself to stay home with her myself. I make 8.50 an hr and the waiver allows me to pay a caregiver 10.35 hr to take care of my child. but it if I made 10.35 hr I could stay home and take care of her myself and do a better job that a stranger could. this makes no sense to me.

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Momof5 - posted on 09/07/2012

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My son is also on SSI and we are pretty close to foreclosure.I am not able to work because my son requires constant supervision and care. I was told by someone at my mortgage company who has been there done that,that she herself has done what you are talking about.She gets paid $11.00 an hour for 40 hours a week. It is absolutely not illegal. I wish more parents knew about this. I just called myself and verified if I was able to do it and was told that It's possible and that I will most likely have to take a class and get a background check. This isn't abusing the system as some may think.If you need to care for your child,and you are eligible then that is what the Michelle P is for. Call your Local office and ask questions. Good Luck!

Christy - posted on 10/17/2013

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A family member can be the provider of care and be paid under the Michelle P waiver CDO program but only under the CDO program. Contact Seven Counties Services in Louisville or Bluegrass Community Health in Lexington. Also see KRS 1:835 for the legal specifics

Christy - posted on 10/17/2013

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A family member can be the provider of care and be paid under the Michelle P waiver CDO program but only under the CDO program. Contact Seven Counties Services in Louisville or Bluegrass Community Health in Lexington. Also see KRS 1:835 for the legal specifics

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Iridescent - posted on 07/01/2012

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You cannot because it is illegal. As her parent, you are expected to provide the services any other parent would provide for their child free of cost. This would change once she becomes an adult or in some states if her level of care increases to that of requiring a nurse at all times and you were trained as a nurse with a current license, working for a company that allows familial caregiving. Since this is not the case, you are still required to work at another job and be her mother at home. http://www.circleofmoms.com/mothers-of-s... - this group may have other suggestions for you as well.

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