Department of Human Services Disability Services Division Biennial Report on Long-term services for People with Disabilities

Minnesota

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy

Employment is a priority of the Governor, DHS and DSD. DSD, in collaboration with many partners, developed Disability Benefits 101 (DB101), a web-based tool with on-line assistance, which can be used by people with disabilities and those who help them to understand how employment earnings affect benefits. Too often people assume that working will mean a loss of necessary benefits. DB101 helps people learn how to use available benefits to support the pursuit of their chosen lifestyle, rather than having benefits act as a barrier to their goals.

The Division will use the experience gained from the Medicaid Infrastructure Grant, Pathways to Employment, to inform future changes to the service menu. DSD will propose policy changes that will encourage providers and support people in exploring and obtaining competitive employment (real work for real wages in integrated work conditions) and understanding their options. DSD will propose policy changes to incent providers to help people find and maintain competitive work.

Systems: 
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Topics: 
  • Asset Development / Financial Capability
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Date Enacted: 
01/15/2013
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