Recruiting, Selecting, and Retaining Direct Service Workers to Provide Self-Directed HCBS

Paying DSWs

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When you plan your budget for direct service workers (DSW), it is important to add all of the expenses related to pay.  You need to plan for costs related to:

  • Health insurance¬† (if you will offer it)
  • Employment taxes
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Workers' compensation insurance