Who Is Eligible?

To be eligible for the CDCS option, the participant must: 
  • Maintain Medical Assistance (MA) eligibility for waivers (including TEFRA for children) AND
  • Receive Home and Community-Based services waiver or Alternative Care program services.
In order to utilize this option, the participant must be able to manage their support, budget, and services within Anoka County guidelines.

Prior to beginning the Consumer Directed Community Support process, an individual or their guardian must attend an orientation. Orientations are offered once a month. Ask your case manager for the schedule and to register you.

The following individuals are NOT eligible for CDCS:
  • CDCS participants who exit the waiver or AC more than once during their service plan year.
  • Participants or their authorized representative who have had their eligibility restricted at any time by the Primary Care Utilization Review (PCUR)
  • Waiver recipients living in residential settings (e.g. foster care, SLS home) licensed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) or licensed/registered with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Parents of minors that receive payment to care for relative children in their licensed foster home can be a paid parent for their biological/adoptive minor child up to 25 hours per week. 
  • Those currently open to child protection or adult protection may not be eligible.

To determine eligibility for a waiver, go to waiver services and/or contact our Long Term Support Services at
(763)324-1450 to schedule an assessment.