Attendants may qualify for two different supplemental payments. Below you can find information about both payments.
COVID-19 Supplemental Support Payments
DMAS will provide Consumer-Directed (CD) Attendants who worked anytime between July 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021 with a COVID-19 supplemental support payment of $1,000. This one-time, pre-tax payment is subject to all applicable taxes and withholdings, including garnishments.
To be eligible for the supplemental payment, the Attendant must have:
- Worked during this time period; and
- Turned in the time worked and received payment
To qualify for the one-time payment, eligible Attendant work hours needed to be submitted and approved by December 31, 2021. Time submitted after the deadline will not qualify the Attendant for the supplemental payment, even if they worked during the eligible timeframe.
Attendants will receive their payment soon.
12.5 percent Retro Rate Increase Payments
Effective July 1, 2021, DMAS increased the hourly Attendant rate by 12.5 percent for the Consumer Direction Program. Consumer Direct Care Network Virginia implemented the new rate increase on October 8, 2021. Attendants who were paid prior to October 8 for dates worked between July 1 and October 8 received a one-time supplemental payment. The supplemental payment was the difference between the old rate and the new rate.
The supplemental payment was issued on February 28, 2022. All applicable taxes and withholdings applied. This includes garnishments. No action is required.