What are Self-Directed Services?

Self-directed services allow you to hire your own workers and buy other supports such as supplies, equipment, and technologies to live at home. This gives you the choice and flexibility with who you hire and how they help you.  Watch videos on self-directed services and learn how it's being used.

Learn more about the benefits of self-directed services and how it works  

Basic Components of Self-Directed Services

Notepad
Determine what help you need and want


Money bag
Decide how much money you can spend


Woman writing
Find support planner to help write spending plan, find workers, and manage workers (optional)

Calculator, pencil and paper
Complete spending plan

House
Find fiscal agency (called a Fiscal Support Entity in MN) to bill you and pay your workers and home care expenses
Group of people
Hire, train, and manage workers you know and trust including family