Clarity: Foster Children receiving Medicaid-funded personal care services paid for by DSHS. Thank you Mary MacGauhey for your research.
Several thousand children with disabilities receive Medicaid-funded personal care services paid for by DSHS. Foster parents can’t be paid to be their foster kid’s individual provider, but can hire a home care agency or individual provider(s) to do so. Sometimes these personal care services are reduced or terminated by the child’s case manager. These kids are entitled to a hearing to contest the reduction or termination of benefits. And, the child can keep their existing or current benefits until a hearing decision is handed down. You just have to mark the right box on the hearing request form that comes with the Planned Action Notice that tells you about the reduction or termination. And, send the hearing request form back in by the deadline.