Please read all instructions carefully. And remember that this is only to compensate you for your raising wages to your employees making less than $9.00/hr. If you do not have any employees whom you currently pay less than $9.00/hr., then per California legislation San Andreas is not able to increase your rate.
STATEWIDE MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE
Effective July 1, 2014, the minimum wage in California will increase from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour. Service Providers will be eligible to receive, or to request, a rate increase if necessary to adjust employee’s pay to comply with the new minimum wage.
Which Providers/Services are Eligible?
All providers of services with rates established in the following ways may be eligible for a rate adjustment:
- rates set by the Department of Developmental Services (Department);
- rates set by regional centers through negotiation;
- rates established in regulation.
How will rates be adjusted?
This depends on how the service rate was set initially.
Rates set by the Department:
- Work Activity Programs and Community-Based Day Programs – Providers of these services may request a rate adjustment from the Department if any employees are paid less than $9.00 per hour. More detailed information can be found here:
- Community Care Facilities – The proposed Alternative Residential Model (ARM) rate schedule, effective July 1, 2014, can be found here: http://www.dds.ca.gov/Rates/docs/CCF_rate_July2014.pdf
Since this schedule will be adjusted with approval of the State budget, providers with ARM rates do not need to submit rate adjustment requests.
- In-Home Respite Agencies (IHRAs) – The Department will revise the rates for all IHRAs and will provide regional centers with copies of the revised rate letters to IHRAs.
Rates set by regional centers through negotiation:
- Rates for a variety of services are set through negotiation between providers and regional centers. Providers with rates set in this manner may negotiate a rate adjustment with the regional center if any employees are paid less than $9.00 per hour. To request a rate increase, please complete and submit the Excel spreadsheet below. Instructions are included in within the spreadsheet. Please note that to be reimbursed for July services at a resulting increased rate, San Andreas Regional Center must receive your spreadsheet no later than July 3, 2014.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE EXCEL SPREADSHEET ENTITLED “AB 10 Minimum Wage Increase Vendor Detail Worksheet – 6.20.14”
Rates established in regulation:
- In-Home Respite Workers, Voucher and Participant-Directed Respite – The new rate for these services, effective July 1, 2014, is $11.88 per hour.
- Non-Mobile Supplemental Staffing – The supplemental rate for Community-Based Day Programs will increase to $1.08 per hour.