We are writing in opposition of the proposed requirements for legally responsible individuals to continue to be paid as caregivers to their disabled children. We have the following concerns:
the results of having a severely disabled child in our family has been loss of job / income due to lack of finding reliable caregivers under the current program. One parent now stays home because we could not keep caregivers at the hourly rate paid. Appendix K allowed a bit of financial assistance to supplement our lost income and relieves the burden of finding a caregiver willing to work for barely over minimum wage. The proposed requirements add a tremendous burden that most families will not be able to meet.