What is a Supports Broker?
A Supports Broker provides a waiver-funded service available to people who are using the person-and family-directed, community living or consolidated waivers in Pennsylvania AND choose to self-direct one or more of their waiver-funded services and supports.
The role of the Supports Broker is explained in the Supports Broker service definition. In summary, a Supports Broker may –
- Assist a waiver participant, common law or managing employer with employment related functions.
- Assist a waiver participant, common law or managing employer in ensuring compliance with waiver program rules.
- Assist a waiver participant, common law or managing employer in enhancing natural, unpaid supports that relate to self-direction.
A Supports Broker in Pennsylvania is a professional who must be certified and complete a re-certification every three years. Pennsylvania supports brokers must also comply with the "Supports Broker standards" and "Supports Broker attestation" required by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP).
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