Services

Consumer Support Grant (CSG)


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Consumer Support Grant (CSG) is a state funded alternative to Medicaid. CSG can be used to purchase a variety of goods, supports, and services. The individual and their representative create a plan of how they will use the funds to help them remain independent in their communities and at home. The funds can be used to purchase staffing support and other goods and services approved by the County. 

CSG participants can hire friends and family members as caregivers, make home modifications, and use their budget in their own best interests.

Individuals who are approved for CSG through the state of Minnesota must use a Fiscal Support Entity (FSE) to help coordinate the many financial processing and billing tasks involved.

PICS help Individuals:

  • Process payroll
  • Process and pay expenses and reimbursements
  • Handle accounting, reporting, tax and revenue information
  • Facilitate hiring and staffing, including payroll, benefits, insurance, and training

 

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CSG Business Models and Monthly Fees

Agency with Choice Payroll Model

PICS is employer of record, meaning we process all payroll, provide HR services to employees, provide HR advice to managing parties, pay Worker’s Compensation, and other related employer taxes.

Individuals and their managing parties interview and decide who they want to hire and we take care of the rest. 

Employees working more than 30 hours per week will be offered  health insurance under this model, which must be included in the CSG Budget. 

Also known as Fiscal/Employer Agent (FEA), the individual registers as a Household Employer through the IRS with the help of PICS, so that the individual functions as the employer of record.  The individual will be assigned an FEIN along with a Minnesota State ID.

PICS still processes payroll and guides families through the HR process, but families must secure Worker’s Compensation if needed.  

Under this model, the employer is exempt from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and is not required to offer health insurance. Employees will be able to seek coverage through MNSure since their employer does not offer insurance. 

Agency with Choice

Payroll fees up to
22.7%

This Includes:

12%

Payroll Tax Fee


2.2%

PTO Union Fee


6.5%

Administration Fee


2%

Goods and Services Fee

Payroll Model (FEA)

Payroll fees up to
20.23%

This Includes:

9.89%

Payroll Tax Fee


2.2%

PTO Union Fee


6.5%

Administration Fee


2%

Goods and Services Fee


1.64%

Workers Compensation Fee

 

All individuals who are provided services through PICS can submit timesheets and expenses via fax, mail, email, or the PICS online portal.  All individuals also have access to spending summaries, which are mailed out periodically or are available in real time via our online portal.