The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services is pleased to share important changes for our Supervised Group Living program.
These changes are intended to support SGL programs in increasing wages for direct support professionals, consistent with the parameters established for the 14% rate increase recently implemented for the Community Integration and Habilitation and Family Supports waivers.
BDDS will provide a temporary 10% add-on to SGL rates for authorized providers effective July 1 through when the SGL provider’s rates are rebased on actual cost, which for some providers is Oct. 1, 2022 and the remainder on April 1, 2023.
Consistent with the waiver increase, the intent of these funds is to support the overall goal of increasing the statewide average DSP wage to $15 an hour. Therefore, the rate increase requires an authorized service provider to use at least 95% of the amount of the increase in the reimbursement rate to pay payroll tax liabilities and to increase the wages and benefits paid to eligible direct care staff.
In order to be authorized to receive this temporary add-on rate, providers must:
The following requirements must be met and adhered to by authorized providers to access the 10% add-on to their SGL rates:
The DDRS is a program of the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration. If you have questions about DDRS programs and services, visit us online at www.DDRS.In.gov.