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Qualifying for the enhanced rate and/or stipend

Which benefit applies to whom?

  • Enhanced rate: A worker qualifies for the enhanced rate when the worker has completed qualifying trainings and provides services to a person who is eligible for 12 or more hours of PCA per day and is a participant in traditional PCA, PCA Choice, CDCS or CSG.
  • Stipend: A worker qualifies for the stipend when he or she works with a person who is a participant in PCA Choice, CDCS or CSG, and has completed the qualifying trainings. The stipend is available to the first 5,000 workers to qualify before June 30, 2019.

Ways to qualify for the stipend and/or enhanced rate

Option 1
For a worker with a current RN, LPN, CNA or HHA license or certificate

  • Course A + License or Certificate = Qualify for both

Option 2
For a worker who lives within 50 miles of a qualifying in-person training

  • Course A + One course from Category B + One course from Category C = Stipend
  • Course A + One course from Category B + Two courses from Category C = Enhanced rate

Option 3
For a worker who does not live within 50 miles of a qualifying in-person training

  • Course A + 3 courses from Category C = Stipend
  • Course A + 4 courses from Category C = Enhanced Rate

Qualifying courses

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