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Continuing Care performance report

Measure: Percent of working age people on the disability waivers who have monthly earnings of $250 or more.

The percent of working age (22-64 years of age) people on the disability waivers with monthly earnings of $250 has stayed around increased slightly.

To help track progress, counties similar in population size are grouped together and called a "cohort." Cohort 3 is the group of Minnesota's mid-sized counties and has the highest percent of people with monthly earnings of $250 or more.

Why this measure is important?

Working and earnings are important to people with disabilities as they become more independent. Studies have shown that outcomes like choice and self-esteem improve once a person with a disability is working and earning money. Work provides a chance for a person to contribute to their community and beyond.

What is included in the measure?

The number of working age people on the Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) and Brain Injury (BI) waivers with monthly earnings of $250 or more. People on the Developmental Disabilities Waiver are not included in this measure.

What does it mean?

A higher percent means more working age people on disability waivers have community-based employment and are earning a substantial monthly income. When the percent is low, fewer people are provided with community-based employment. A higher percent means more people with disabilities have a chance for meaningful employment.

How is it calculated?

The number of working age people served on disability waivers who have monthly earnings of $250 or more, divided by the total number of working age people served on the disability waivers.

Percent of working age people with monthly earnings of $250 or more by graph

Graph of percent of working age people with monthly earnings of $250 or more

Percent of working age people with monthly earnings of $250 or more by table / by map (PDF)

Year

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Statewide

10.0%

9.8%

10.1%

10.8%

10.8%

Cohort 1

11.5%

12.9%

12.7%

14.3%

15.9%

Cohort 2

13.8%

14.0%

13.4%

14.4%

15.7%

Cohort 3

12.9%

12.7%

13.5%

14.7%

14.2%

Cohort 4

11.4%

11.4%

12.3%

13.3%

12.3%

Cohort 5

7.6%

7.4%

7.6%

7.9%

8.0%

Data source

DHS Data Warehouse

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