• CDS is a service that you, the consumer can hire a friend or a family to take care of you while living in your home comfortably.

  •  You must be a physically disabled person determined by the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to be eligible to receive consumer-directed services (CDS).
  • You must be able to self-direct-The hiring, training, supervising, and the directing of the personal care attendant.
  • At least 18 years old.
  •  You must have Mo Health Net Coverage.

You need to be approved for MO Health Net before you can receive services. If you do not currently have health care through MO Health Net, you will need to see if you qualify and apply for services. Once your application has been processed, you will receive a letter from the Family Support Division.

If you are eligible, you will receive a MO Health Net Identification Card and information explaining the medical services available to you.

If you have questions about your coverage or if you would like to check the status of your application, contact the Family Support Division at 1-855-373-4636 or check your benefits online. You can also contact the MO Health Net Participant Services Unit at 1-800-392-2161.

You will be directed to another website: https://dss.mo.gov/

Yes, you can receive both Medicare and MO HealthNet. Medicare is handled at the federal level and MO HealthNet is handled at the state level. If you receive both, Medicare is primary.

You will need to apply for the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program through Family Support Division. If approved, Medicaid will start paying for your Part A and/or Part B premiums.

You may have private insurance as long as being uninsured is not a condition of your eligibility for MO HealthNet. You must report a private insurance plan to the Family Support Division by calling 1-855- 373-4636. You can also report your private insurance plan information to the MO HealthNet Participant Services Unit at 1-800-392-2161.

MO HealthNet does not cover everything, and there are many types of eligibility within MO HealthNet.
To find out what you are eligible for, you can call the MO HealthNet Participant Services Unit at 1-800-392-2161.

Qualifications/must have a desire and patience to work elderly & the disabled.
We pay competitive wages.
• Bi-weekly
• Direct deposit