2022 BUDGET RELEASED – GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2020

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2020 Budget is scheduled for Vote this Thursday, March 12

As a follow up to our urgent request for emails and phone calls to Senators and Delegates for the Virginia Budget, we’d like to thank the advocates who met with their General Assembly members and wrote, emailed, made phones, and much more. We’re very grateful to you! Our voices can be heard, and we can make a difference.

Below are the highlights from the Budget:

  • DD Waiver Slots – 1,385 Slots (over Biennium)
  • Allows up to 16 Hrs. OT for Personal Care Attendants (Consumer-directed)
  • Exempts live in caretakers from EVV starting Jan 2021
  • New Adult Dental Benefit in Medicaid
  • $173 million for Rate Increases, including: Personal Care/Respite/Companion 5% Year 1, 2% Year 2
  • Private Duty Nursing – 11.6 % increase
  • Skilled Nursing – 16.1 % increase
  • Increases to Community Engagement and Coaching, In-Home, Supp. Living, Sponsored Res, Group Home, Group Day …. more details on increases to these services to be released
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