Impact Oregon

Impact Oregon is a new website to connect job seekers with careers in the developmental disabilities field.

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CARES Act Provider Relief Fund and Public Partnerships | PPL

If you were a care/support worker, provider or attendant of a self-directing participant between March 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021, you may be eligible for federal relief funds to cover your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) expenses.
We are currently inviting providers from the following states to apply for federal relief funds:

    • Arizona (AZ)
    • Colorado (CO)
    • Missouri (MO)
    • New Jersey (NJ)
    • Oregon (OR)
    • Pennsylvania (PA)
    • Tennessee (TN)
    • West Virginia (WV)

Eligible providers for all states will soon be invited to apply for funds. To see the latest timing for your state, please click here.

 

Do you believe you are eligible?

 

Click Here to Attest

 

What is the Provider Relief Fund and how is PPL involved?

Public Partnerships | PPL applied and has recently secured federal COVID-19 relief funds to distribute to care/support workers of self-directing participants across all the programs we serve.


PPL secured these federal funds through the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.

PPL is required to distribute these funds to healthcare providers and will be doing this in a series of staggered waves per different states to ensure all monies reach their intended recipients.

Am I eligible for a CARES Act Federal Relief Fund payment?


To be eligible to receive funds, a provider must:

1. Be employed as a provider by one or more self-directing participants for a PPL-serviced, self-direction program that has been invited to apply for funds.

 

2. Have submitted a timesheet and was paid through the Medicaid-administered, self-direction program by PPL for at least 4 days of service in any month between the period of March 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021 and where payments were processed by PPL. A day of service equals a minimum of one hour worked.

3. Digitally sign a legal attestation form, accessible via publicpartnerships.com during the defined period of invitation to apply.

 

Click Here to Attest

 

How much will I receive and how are these amounts calculated?

In accordance with the guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we will calculate your payment based on the number of days you worked during each and any month between March 2020 and January 2021.

NoteA day of work must contain a minimum of one hour worked.

Specifically, you will receive funds based on the number of days per month you indicated on your timesheet where you provided care/support for ANY self-directed participant between March 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021.

For a translatable version of this information, please visit the ‘Payments’ section on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

For More information go to their website at:

https://www.publicpartnerships.com/provider-relief/

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Oregon ABLE is launching new monthly webinars!

Oregon ABLE is launching new monthly webinars!

 

There are three types of webinars available:

  1. Oregon ABLE 101: This is an introduction to ABLE. It is geared for people who don’t have an account and want to know more about how the program works.

When: 2nd Wednesday of every month at noon and 6 p.m.

 

 

  1. How to Use Your Oregon ABLE Account: This is geared for people who have accounts but want more info on how to use it. This will cover everything from how to do certain things like make a withdrawal on the website, to how long it takes to transfer money into the account.

When: 3rd Wednesday of every month at noon and 6 p.m.

 

 

  1. Invaluable series: Every month Oregon ABLE will have an expert come and talk to about different financial topics. January will be about budgeting and money management and February will be about setting attainable financial goals. Topics will get more advanced over the course of the year and include topics like building credit and how to start working without losing benefits. The series is specifically tailored to adults/youth with disabilities since most financial literacy programs don’t factor in the reality of living with a disability.

When: 4th Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.

 

For event times and registration – visit the Oregon ABLE website at www.oregonABLEsavings.com/events

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Retirement Program for PSW and how to OPT OUT

You have 30 days to OPT out of the Oregon Saves Retirement Plan after you receive the invitation from Oregon Saves.
To OPT out of the program, you must go online to saver.oregonsaves.com and set up an account FIRST and then OPT OUT of the program.

What if I didn’t receive an invitation from Oregon Saves?

If you did not receive an invitation please send an email to PSW.Ehttp://www.saver.oregonsaves.com/nrollment@dhsoha.state.or.us with your name and provider number stating in the email that you did not receive the invite.

 

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DSP and PSW Childcare during Covid-19

We have confirmed that DSPs are included in the priority workers for childcare considerations. DSPs and PSWs are falling under the “essential worker” category of  “workers who support food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals.”

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Coronavirus: Safety Tips for You

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

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