CDCS/CSG Temporary Rate Increase Due to COVID-19

Monday, January 04, 2021

Recent legislation allows for a temporary rate increase for direct support professionals to respond to COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has temporarily increased budgets for CDCS and CSG participants by 8.4% for services provided between Dec. 1, 2020 and Feb. 7, 2021.

The legislation requires that each FMS participant must:

  • Use at least 80% of the additional revenue to increase wages, salaries and benefits for direct support professionals and any corresponding increase in the employer’s share of FICA taxes, Medicare taxes, state/federal unemployment taxes and worker’s compensation premiums
  • Use any remainder of the additional revenue for activities and items necessary to support compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on sanitation and personal protective equipment (PPE)

All CDCS and CSG participants are required to have a distribution plan on file with PICS. We will be sending information to all CDCS/CSG participants regarding the options available, so please watch for that information in your inbox or your mailbox. PICS will contact you once we know the total available funds and we prepare to issue payments.

For additional information, you many contact DHS.

DHS contact info


Minnesota Department of Human Services
Community Supports and Continuing Care for Older Adults
PCA Temporary Rate Increase
P.O. Box 64967
St. Paul, MN 55164-0967


Email questions to DHS will direct the questions to the person who can best provide an answer.


If you have questions, you can call the DSD Response Center at 651-431-4300. DHS will direct the questions to the person who can best provide an answer.

Note: The telephone number listed is a voice number. TDD users may call the Minnesota Relay at 711 or 800-627-3529. For the speech-to-speech relay, call 877-627-3848.