Both Service Delivery Options – Agency-directed Services & Consumer-directed Services (CDS) – are available for both children and adults.
But the rules about parents ability to work for their child change based on 2 factors:
- Guardianship of adult participant
|Parents of Minor Participants||Parents of Adult Participants who DO NOT HAVE a guardian||Guardians of Adult Participants who HAVE a guardian|
|For a participant under 18 years old (a minor), a parent is not able to be employed as a paid provider of care under either Service Delivery option.
||For a participant over 18 years old who do not have a court-appointed guardian, a parent is able to employed as a provider of care under either Service Delivery option.
||For a participant over 18 years old who have a court-appointed guardian, a parent who is a court-appointed guardian is able to employed as a provider of care only under the Agency-directed option.
Here is an official website that lists all the Services that can be managed through Consumer-Directed Services.
Now let’s look at several resources for Parents working as Caregivers