Consumer-Directed Attendants Would Not be Allowed to Work More Than 40 Hours a Week
Final Days to Communicate with Legislators
Overtime for hours worked more than 40 in a week currently being paid to Medicaid consumer-directed attendants will end.
The House and Senate of the Virginia General Assembly have adopted amendments that would prohibit consumer-directed attendants from working more than 40 hours a week.
The Budget Conference Committee is negotiating the final budget. It is expected that they will complete their work by Monday.
If you disagree with the cap on consumer-directed attendant hours, contact members of the Budget Conference Committee and your state Senator and Delegate now. The Budget Conference Committee members are listed below:
Contact information for your Senator and Delegate:
List of Delegates
John Bell (PWC) 1-804-698-1087 DelJBell@house.virginia.gov
Mark L Cole (FAQ) 1-804-698-1088 DelMCole@house.virginia.gov
L. Mark Dudenhefer (PWC) 1-804-698-1002 DelMDudenhefer@house.virginia.gov
Timothy D Hugo (PWC) 1-804-698-1040 DelTHugo@house.virginia.gov
L.Scott Linremfelter (PWC, FAQ) 1-804-698-1031 DelSLingamfelter@house.virginia.gov
Robert G Marshell (PWC MAN PK,Man) 1-804-698-1013 DelBMarshall@house.virginia.gov
Jackson H Miller (PWC, MAN) 1-804-698-1050 DelJmiller@house.virginia.gov
Luke E Torian (PWC) 1-804-698-1052 DelTorian@house.virginia.gov
Michael J Webert (FAQ) 1-804-698-1018 DelMWebert@house.virginia.gov
List of senators
Richard H Black (PWC) 1-804-698-7513 email@example.com
Jeremy S McPike (MAN, MANP, PWC) 1-804-698-7529 firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott A Sorovell (PWC) 1-804-698-7536 email@example.com
Jill Holtzman Vogel (FAQ) 1-804-698-7527 firstname.lastname@example.org
This budget action would not limit the number of hours that an individual can use each week for consumer-directed personal care, respite or companion supports (in other words, if given 56 hours a person can still use 56 hours, but only 40 from one personal attendant.) This is about the number of hours that the consumer-directed attendant can work. People with disabilities could hire multiple consumer-directed attendants; no consumer-directed attendant could work more than 40 hours in a week.
Live-in consumer-directed attendants would not be impacted by this change. They are not subject to overtime provisions.
Please share this information with others who use consumer-directed supports.