DMAS received approval to extend some of the current processes for paying legally responsible individuals (LRI)s.This delay will support families while changes to the program rules are being discussed in the General Assembly. The only changes that will go into effect on March 1, 2024, are those which have costs. DMAS will implement the following on March 1, 2024:

  1. LRI payments will be limited to 40 hours per week. LRIs are permitted to find other caregivers for the additional hours approved in the plan of care.
  2. Respite will not be available when there is a paid LRI.

All other rules will be delayed until a decision has been made by the General Assembly. Directions from the General Assembly will go into effect after they are federally approved. More information about these changes will be posted here on the DMAS website.

Welcome to Consumer Direct Care Network Virginia

Consumer Direct Care Network Virginia serves as the Fiscal/Employer Agent (F/EA) for qualifying older adults and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities who self-direct their in-home care. We specialize in services and supports that allow you choice and control to live successfully in your home and community. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, or still have questions about how these programs can meet your needs, please contact us at 888-444-8182.