Participant-direction helps people live the life they choose. That includes choosing vendors that best fit their preferences. With this program, you can get the services, equipment, or supplies you need.
Participant-Directed Goods and Services (PDGS) is part of the Level One and SELF waivers.
To choose a program, talk with your SSA (Service and Support Administrator) talk about what services you need. Your SSA will perform an assessment. Then, you can then work with your SSA to choose PDGS and get enrolled with GT Independence.
As the FMS, GT Independence enrolls the vendors you want to work with. GT also makes sure that the vendors submit the correct documentation. This helps the goods and services authorized in the individual service plan get approved and paid for with fewer delays.
The process for purchasing goods and the process for purchasing services is slightly different. Make sure to review each process and follow the required steps.
PDGS doesn’t have a set list of items it provides because everyone’s needs and resources are different. But the service, equipment, or supplies must meet these needs:
It also must do at least one of the following:
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