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To: Case Managers and Service Providers
From: Cathy Robinson, Director, Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services
Re: Supported Employment Follow Along /Extended services comparison
Date: September 29, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved the Family Supports waiver (FSW) renewal and Community Integration & Habilitation waiver (CIH) amendment. Effective July 1, 2015, supported employment follow-along (SEFA) was replaced with extended services (ES).
Extended services are ongoing employment support services which enable a participant to maintain integrated, competitive employment in a community setting that pays at or above minimum wage.
Following is a comparison of SEFA and ES allowable and non-allowable core components.
Only those waiver participants engaged in competitive community employment and actively utilizing a combination of SEFA and prevocational services as of June 30, 2015, (as reflected in their ISP, approved CCB and NOA) may utilize the combination of ES and prevocational services on or after July 1, 2015.