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Will I lose my benefits if I get a job?
CLASS employs trained benefits counselors who can show you how working will affect your benefits. There may be a reduction in the amount of your SSI check, but you cannot lose your Medicaid benefits. When you consider the earned income from your paycheck, you will find that you benefit from employment.
Can I live in my own home or apartment and still receive Community Living Services?
Yes, Community Living Services may be provided in an individual’s own home or apartment, or in a CLASS residential facility.
Can I choose my case manager?
Yes, you may request the case manager of your choice. However, if that case manager would not be able to provide sufficient support, you will be placed on a waiting list until that case manager can adequately support you. The Vice-President for Quality Performance will work with you to choose a case manager with whom you are comfortable.
What if my family situation changes and I can no longer provide Shared Living Services?
Shared Living services contracts may be cancelled by either the shared living provider or the individual, but a 30-day notice of cancellation is required. A secondary plan is in place for any individual placed with a shared living provider to ensure that the individual’s needs are met in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
How will Community Living Services benefit me or my loved one?
Community Living Services will benefit you or your loved one by supporting the greatest degree of independence possible in an individual’s chosen lifestyle. Community Living Services assist individuals with intellectual or other developmental disabilities to build skills, increase independence, and live successfully and happily in the community of their choice.