The Office of Development Programs (ODP) Announcement 21-002 provides notice that the Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment will increase beginning in January 2021. This will impact providers who collect room and board such as residential habilitation or life-sharing services through the Consolidated, Community Living, and Adult Autism Waivers. It will also impact providers of base-funded residential habilitation and life-sharing services.
To account for the new cost of living adjustment (COLA), room and board contracts should be reviewed to determine the appropriate adjustment. The following room and board contract (DP 1051) is found on the ODP website by following this path: Resources> Intellectual Disability> Forms.
Beginning on July 1, 2020, the requirements for room and board as established in 55 Pa. Code Chapter 6100 must be followed. ODP is in the process of replacing the DP 1051 form to reflect Sections §§6100.681-6100.694 that providers will begin to use. The present DP 1051 will continue to be accepted as current until the annual due date or until a change requires that a new form be completed.