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Supports for Adults

Annual Benefit Levels and Base Plus Assessment

What do persons with Brokerage Support Services receive?

All individuals in Support Service have access to a Personal Agent and a Person Centered Plan. They also have access to a certain financial benefit level to help purchase needed services and supports.

How do I know the amount of my individual budget?

Brokerage Support Services are funded using both State and Federal (Medicaid) funds. At the time of referral, the services coordinator and personal agent will determine the benefit level a person is eligible for. Individuals may be eligible for one of the following types of benefit levels:

  • Basic Benefit Level - Brokerage customers who meet a certain level of care need and who receive Medicaid based on income (100 to 300% of SSI) and resources (below $2,000) have access to an individual budget of about 2.5 times the General Fund Benefit level.

  • Supplement to Benefit Level - This budget level is also called “base plus.” Brokerage customers who have extraordinary care needs or circumstances are eligible for individual budgets at higher levels. 

How is supplement to benefit level or base plus determined?

“Basic Supplement Criteria” means the written inventory of an individual’s needs and circumstances which is completed and scored by the Brokerage to determine whether the individual is eligible for annual support service funds in excess of the Basic Benefit levels due to extraordinary long-term need.

What should I do if I believe I need the extraordinary or basic supplement benefit level?

Discuss this need with your personal agent and the brokerage director and request a the administration of the Basic Supplement Criteria tool. This tool is to be adminsitered and scored within 30 days of the request.

Basic Supplement Criteria Inventory
Basic Supplement Criteria Inventory Instructions
Support Services Rule Sections (2)(3)(4)